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Washington College's new 
Presldei.i, Charles Merdinger, 
was Interviewed by the ELM 
on September 21, andexpressed 
both his conception of his post, 
and the College as an instit- 

President Merdinger felt the 
primary duty of his office was 
fo supply "academic vision", 
rtnd the funds necessary to Im- 
ilement this vision. He also 
explained that the President 
should accomplish his ob- 
jectives by encouragement, per- 
suasion, ana most Importantly 
Gtting a tone which would en- 
tourage all segments of the Col- 
lege to do their utmost. 

Money Problems 

The College has the obliga- 
ion to provide an environment 
hat is amenable to a liberal 
iris and science education in 
ts fullest sense, while It is 
he student's obligation to ut- 
ize this atmosphere to the 

The chief obstacle to the de- 
elopment of Washington Col- 

ge as a truly first-rate in- 
tltution is one of funds. The 
resident hopes to concentrate 
n this problem, because it is 
I present the most serious 
icing the College. 

The College has an endow- 
ment of 2 1/2 million dollars 
nd operates on the Interest 
ecelved from this money. At 
lis point that interest is not 
ufficient, and the College is 
iced with a $300,000 deficit 
)r the third year In a row. 
t this rate, the College could 
onceivably be forced to close 

five years. 

Seek Investments 

President Merdinger has fuU 
alth that this condition can be 


There will be a meeting 
if the Washington College 
Afriter's Union on Wednesday, 
3ct. 7. at 4:00 in Bill Smith 
iS. All interested students 
3lease attend. 

President Charles Merdinger Invites all students to his office. 

remedied, and, as he pointed 
out in "accepting his present 
position staked his career on 
this belief. The solution as 
he sees it is to attract funds 
from foundations and people 
with means; an^ area In which 
the College has done poorly 
to .date. As he explained the 
situation, a great many people 
and foundations are presently 
looking for educational instit- 
utions in which to invest money. 
The necessary ingredients to 
create such an image, Le. a 
good faculty, a good student 
body, an adequate physlcalplant, 
and a well developed cur- 
riculum, are already In exis- 
tence. With the proper en- 
couragement and co-ordination, 
President Merdinger believes 
all of these various factors can 

contribute to a first-rate Col- 
lege, one likely to attract funds. 

The President also mentioned 
that the College would probably 
expand in the future, and at 
present studies were being un- 
dertaken to determine the most 
efficient number of studentsfor 
an expanded operation. The 
only projects planned for the 
near future are the renovation 
of Bunting Library into an of- 
fice building, and eventually the 
addition of an extra wing so 
as to provide a central ad- 
ministrative building. 

The Interview closed with 
President Merdinger extending ' 
an Invitation to the student body 
to see him with any problems 
they might have, and to feel 
free to approach him with any 
ideas or questions. ! 

Merdinger and Seager 
Speak at Convocation 

On Thursday, September 24, 
the annual Fall Convocation was 
held In TawesTheatrebeforean 
audience of students, faculty and 
administration who had come to 
hear speeches by the President 
and Dean of the College and to 
honor the best students of the 
past year. 

The program commenced 
with the Invocation led by Rev. 
Stone. Dr. Nicholas Newlin, 
Chairman of the English De- 
partment then introduced Dr. 
Charles Merdinger, President 
of the College, 

Big Debts 

In his speech. Dr. Merdin- 
ger Informed the audience that 
the College now has a deficit 
of $300,000, with an additional 
^150,000 debt estimated for this 
year. This crisis may result in 
increased student fees, although 
at present this is only a sug- 

November 1 was pronounced 
a? "Moving - the - Books - 
Cay" In'o the new library — 
it I:; hoped that all students will 
participate so that the process 
can be completed quickly. 

Projected Development 

In his plans for future build- 
ing on campus, Dr. Merdinger 
mentioned the renovation and 
expansion of Bunting Hall, a 
swimming pool in Cain Athle- 
tic Center ("if anyone has a 
spare half million around, we 
would be glad to put your name 
at the bottom of the pool") 
and a new boathouse for the 
crew team. He forecast no ma- 
jor changes in campus rules 
and regulations and also said 
that he will try to set up fixed 
office hours for students to 
come in and talk with him. 

In closing, President Mer- 
dinger stated, 'Tm sure the 
future of this college is assured 

If all of us will love It im- 

Few Changes 
The audience then welcomed 
Dr. Robert Seager n, new Deaji 
of the College. One of his open- 
ing comments was 'T know less 
about this campus than any 
sophomore around - I'm stri- 
ctly a freshman." He went on 
to say that so far he Is quite 
impressed with the current cur- 
riculum and thinks tliat the "4- 
Course Plan" Is the most fun- 
ctional and advanced system 
that he has come across. 

Dr. Seager stated that he 
wants to take a critical look 
at the present system and see 
if some minor changed are 
needed, but there are two ma- 
jor changes that he now advo- 
cates; (1) a five-day week, which 
would eliminate Saturday clas- 
ses, and (2) the ending of the 
first semester by Christmas, 
which would leave the month of 
January free to the student's 
discretion. The former may be 
initiated next semester, while 
the latter will possibly begin 
next year. Dean Seager closed 
by giving the audience some 
advice; "Listen." 

Six prizes and awards for 
scholastic excellence were pre- 
sented by Dean Seager. Double 
winners were Teruml SlUg- 
amatsu, who received the Vis- 
itors and Governors Medal and 
the VisitorsandGovernorsSch- 
olarsiiip Award, and Janet 
Sears, who received the Alum- 
ni Scholarship Medal and the 
Visitors and Governors Scho- 
larship Award. The Fox Fresh- 
man Scholarship Award went to 
John cann and Lynn Purltz. 
Heidi Farrel received the sen- 
ior Women's Book Scholarstilp, 
while the AOPl's and Kappa 
Alpha won the Interfraternlty- 
Sororlty Loving Cups for the 
best academic average among 
the Greeks. 

Dean Seager 'Digs' 
Washington College 

by Carole Denton 

So far, so good. That's the 
main reaction Dr. Robert Sea- 
ger n, our new Dean of the 
College, has towards this cam- 
pus and its Inhabitants, Dean 
Seager comes to us, full of 
new and optimistic ideas for 
change and Improvement, from 
the University of Maine where 
he was chairman of the history 
Numtwr one on Ids list is 

changing the sctiedule of classes 
to a 5-day week, thus eliminat- 
ing Saturday classes. Hethinks 
this would "create a better 
atmosphere on campus" on the 
part of tx)th students and facul- 
ty. HopefuUy, It will be In 
effect next semester. 

Dr. Seager alsoadvocatesthe 
"4-0-4 Plan" that many cam- 
puses across the country are 
now adopting. Under this sys- 
tem, first semester would end 



Letters to the Editor 

For What It's Worth 

"The time has come," the Walrus said, to speal< of many 
things." Of administrative changes, enlarged freshman clas- 
ses, higher education, radical agitation, life, loue, gym cre- 
dits, scholastic standards, maintenance problems, acute in- 
digestion, and acute soul searching. Another year of journal- 
istic endeavors. Of attempts to present in print some small 
fragments of the truth, which all people, even newspaper 
reporters, see only dimly through clouds of personal dis- 

All of which leads up to a statement, an explanation, and 
perhaps an apology. This editorial, and all those which fol- 
low will inevitably be just perapproximations of the truth. 
I can only attempt objectivity, I cannot guarantee it. At 
times I may not even attempt it, because I feel even objec- 
tivity, I cannot guarantee it. At times I may not even attem- 
pt it, because I feel even objectivity has its limits. Ideally 
perhaps a Newspaper Editor should be detached. Detach- 
ment is a state I have found difficult to cultivate. The only 
assurance I can give is that I do feel a commitment and re- 
sponsibility, if not to your ideals and values, then to the 

"The time jumps forward, and i am left behind, looking 
at something up close that caught my eye. Then I have to 
run to catch up; and someday I feel - that I will not catch 
up, that I will say the hell with it and I will be left behind 
to wander in the road, waving to people passing by." 

Lisa Turner 

Another Voice 

Businessmen can learn to bridge the communication gap 
with young people, according to Robert G. Welch, president 
of the Steel Service Center Institute. In a recent statement 
he said : 

"The American businessman must learn to listen to Amer- 
ican youth. He should make an effort to bring young people 
into the mainstream of the economy. He must show his willing- 
ness to accept new ideas and concepts. He must learn to com- 
municate across the generation gap. Those of us who are 
managers realize that a manager is a person who makes things 
happen by design. We are preparing to manage and work 
with a new generation, and it is different, with new ideas. 
What these people are really looking for is an opportunity 
to exercise their creativity and individuality." 


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Publications Editor 

Managuig Editor 

Associate Editor 

Business Manage 

tures; CAROLE DENTON 73, News; LESUE ALTERI "73, Circula- 
tion; PAUL WHITON '71, Photography; DEBBIE GOLDSTEIN '73, 
advertising; MARY JANE EAVENSON '73, Assistant Publications 

Dear BlU, 

Pertaining to last week's con- 
Because what he speaks 
Has been said a hundred fold 
Is that why thay all stand cold 
When he speaks? 

David Merrltt '72 

To the Editor: 

I have made In my brief 
stay here two rather upsetting 
observations. I Imagine these 
problems exist at college cam- 
puses throughout the country, 
but I had hoped they wouldn't 
exist here. 

The first problem Is the ser- 
iousness of the intramural foot- 
ball teams. I can comprehend 
getting Involved In a game, 
and I can comprehend a de- 
sire to win — but that is as 
far as my comprehension goes. 
The game I watched took place 
on the Somerset field, so if 
you didn't play there this does- 
n't necessarily aH)ly to you — 
although it might. 

I I seemed that some "gentle- 
men" feel their masculine pride 

Fine Arts 
On Campus 


There are three concerts lin- 
ed up for the period before 
Christmas vacation. They are 
as follows; 

October 22 - Festival Winds 
Tawes Theater at 8;30 P.M. 

November 20 - Paul Zuko- 
fsky (violinist) Tawes Theater 
at 8;30 P.M. 

December 11 -Chorus concert 
Tawes Theater time TEA. 

There Is also a Faculty Re- 
cital tentatively scheduled for 
November 16. Details will be 
announced. Chorus rehearsals 
are on Thursday nights from 
7 untU 8:30. 

Four plays are scheduled to 
be performed this year. Two 
of these, the first and the third, 
are Drama Department pro- 
ductions. They are; 

October 29 - 31 - Stoppard's 
"Enter a Free Man". 

March 11-13 (hopefully) 
Brecht's "The Good woman 
of Setzuan." 

The second and fourth pro- 
ductions are student pro- 
ductions. They will consist 
of two or three one - act 
plays per evening. These plays 
will be chosen, directed, de- 
signed, and acted in by stu- 

The official CoUege Film 
Series is as follows; 

October U - "Elvira Madl- 
gan" Tawes 

October 25 - "Blow - up" 

November 1 - "M" Tawes 

November 22 - "Vlrldlana" 

December 13 - "Triumph of 
the Will" Tawes 

is on the line when they take 
the field. All I'U say Is this ~ 
Don't worry. Gentlemen, we 
don't care whether you won or 
lost as long as you enjoyed the 
game. When It gets to the point 
that you have to win to enjoy it, 
by aU means quit playing. Then 
you are dangerous and only a 
liability to the game. 

The second problem ts the 
litter situation. 

College students have gained 
the reputation of being sensi- 
tive to the problems facing the 
country and the world. Involve- 
ment in the civil rights move- 
ment and anti-war demonstra- 
tions are both good examples. 
We have all been mobilized by 
various causes. 

Last spring the thing to do 
was to hold an Earth Day — 
We all decried the dis- 
gusting state our nation 
is in ecologically speaking. I 
noticed at that time a mark- 

ed Increase in our care for th 
environment. The summer 
course found the masse, 
streaking for vacations and for 
getting all the causes for whlci 
they had worked so hard durln 
the previous nine months. 

Now as students return, al 
the activist organizations ar 
beginning to regroup. It seem 
that perhaps one of the mos 
important causes has been for 
gotten. You remember the ol 
slogan "Keep your campus bea 

Quite obviously you don't 
Quite obviously you have lit 
tie or no regard for how thi 
place looks. I don't particul 
arly enjoy spending my Sunda 
afternoons picking up after : 
bunch of drunken slobs. 

If you're too lazy to put tha 
trash in a can, you're part o 
the human pollution problei 
which is going to cripple thi 
planet long before any factory 
Larry Israelite '7 

Heart's Raga 

He held her with a dead hand. 

He peeked through the lenses 

Out through the rings of his Iris 

To see, a rainbow bend off the vapor 

And gather Into darkness. 

He called the wonders "shortlived". 

He strained for the tune 

Beyond the ear's anvil, 

The words uncaptured and unforged; 

Just out of reach, 

The shadow of a deer through the mist 

Of a sunbroke morning. 

Blind and deaf. 

This is where the heart comes in 

With, "I am here strumming on a wet rib, 

A word forming on my Ups 

To be chaunted up to your lips and spoken 

And you must pass this one word 

Up to the robin's egg blue sky 

Up like a bubble 

Through a pyramid of sea 

Pointing to the lens of Venus' eye. 

I am your heart, 

You are her heart flying, 

You are her heart swimming, 

Goodbye. ' ' 

by James Dissette 

February 7 - "The Battle of 
Algiers" Tawes. 

AU dates are Sunday nights, 
and films are scheduled lor 7:00 

The Pegasus film series has 
already started. The remain- 
ing films are; 

October 10 - "The Blob" 
October 24 - "The Deadly 

November 14 - "The Face 
of Fu Manchu" 

November 22 - "Key" 
All the films of this series 
will be shown in Tawes Theater 
at 8:00 P.M. 

All of the events except the 
Pegasus Film Series are open 
and free of charge to Wash- 
ington CoUege Students. The 
Pegasus Series costs all of 
75f per show. 



President: George WJIIiaf 
Vice-Pres.: Janet Freni 
Treasurer: Marge Vojte! 

President: Dale Trushei 
Treasurer: Phyllis Blumbfl 


President: William Pitcher 
Vice-Pres.: Beth Kahn 


'reshmen Introduced 
o College Officials 


This year's freshman class 
was given a general introduction 
o Washington College, by way 
)f a special administration ad- 
Iress, on September 17, 1970. 
rhey were Introduced to Pre- 
jident Charles Merdlnger, Dean 
3f the College, Robert Seager, 
Dean Kelly and Dean Root of the 
student affairs office, and S. G. 
A. president Peter Heller. 

Both the President and Dean 
Seager gave short addresses, 
the president extending an open 
Invitation to all students present 
and the E)ean explaining the 
function of his office. 

Individual Concern 

Dean Seager spoke first and 
Tied to answer the question, 

What does a Dean do?" He 
stated that the Dean is res- 
ponsible for providing the 

Three C's'". CounsellLngcon- 
act with the faculty, admlnls- 
:ratlon and students, and con- 
cern. This is what. In his opin- 
ion, places Washington college 
above the NYU's and MIT's. 
The Dean then urged the stu- 
jents to come to him and com- 
3lain if they felt the three C's 
vere lacking, of If they felt like 
inythhig less than an Indlvi- 
lual at Washington College. He 
itressed the willingness of the 
administration to listen to any 
itudent's problem and to dls- 
uss anv rumor, speciCically 

Movie Review 

refering to Dean Kelly as 
"Earth Mother." 

Promising Freshmen 

President Merdlnger gave an 
informal speech. He asked for 
all the freshmen students "to 
come and introduce them- 
selves." He also hoped they 
had all found beds In their 
rooms and that they had all 
found rooms. The president 
then gave a general overview of 
the freshman class. 

Among the facts he noted were 
that the freshmen came from 19 
different states and four for- 
eign countries: Belgium, Ger- 
many, the Congo, and England, 
The general scholastic level of 
the freshman class Ishl^, with 
one fourth coming from the 
upper 10% of their high school 
classes and the majority from 
the upper two fifths. 

President Merdlnger closed 
his speech with a few remarks 
on lil>erallsm, which he viewed 
as, "Individual decision. .. 
toleration and good common 
sense." As a practical Illus- 
tration, he announced that Wash- 
ington College would not suspend 
classes for the fall campaign, 
but students were urged to make 
individual decisions, and ar- 
rangements with their profes- 
sors. Finally he stressed the 
necessity "for the greatest good 
for the greatest number," 

Washington College's New Academic Dean, Robert Seager. 

New Professors 
Offer New Courses 

Mr. Day 

Washington College has a new 
creative writing course In Its 
curriculum for Fall 1970. 
Tau^t by Mr. Robert Day, it 
includes students from all four 
classes, but In the future will 

Zabriskie Point 

by John Raskin & Weldon Monsport 

Nothing special characterizes 
rfichaelangelo Antonioni's lat- 
st cinematic doodling, ZA- 
miSKIE POINT. First, last, 
nd always, it is Just not a 
ery good movie. 

Firstly, when a^ked if 
lis movie is supposed to be 
1 comment on latter dayAmer- 
ca, the director, AntonionlwlU 
^mlle inscrutably and say "de- 
Initely not, this is the great 
Imerican movie." We may 
;ather from this that thedirec- 
or thinks he has got It all 
lown on UB. However, his use 
'f stereotypes as real Ameri- 
ans is astounding and would 
ndlcate that he may have no 
conception of realistic human- 
sm in his art. 

It is also interesting to note 
hat a good deal of the foot- 
ge of this film is a collection 
f highly unrelated and irre- 

Mon. 8 - 7 
Tues. & Wed. 8 - 6 
Thufs. 8 - 7 
Fri. 8 - 8 
Sat. 8 - 6 

levant scenes shot at a Ber'- 
keley riot which Just happen- 
ed to occur while Antonioni's 
crew was shooting nearby. 
Whether this is Antonioni's idea 
of ultimate realism, or a cle- 
ver tlmewaster, is unfath- 

Antonionl delights in surreal 
Images of destruction (dream- 
like assaslnatlonof apoUceman) 
within the framework of a mock 
romanticism (t)oy meets girl 
In California desert, two star- 
crossed lovers thrown together 
by the revolution), but we must 
accept this haphazard arrange- 
ment of scenes and plot pro- 
gression as good cinema. 

There is however, a short 
sequence of excellent footage, 
which, tf separated from the 
rest of this film, is an ex- 
cellent example of comic sur- 
realism. In this scene the her- 
oine observes through her 
mind's eye the obliteration of 
her employer's plush mountain- 
side retreat. Photographed in 
stow motion, and at various an- 
gles, books, food, deck chairs, 
television, and all the dubious 
achievements of modem man 
float in daliesque patterns a- 
cross the screen in varying 
degrees of dismemtwrment. 

However, true to his origi- 
nal mediocrity, Antonionl pulls 
his final travesty vAen the her- 

oine, after her dream of des- 
truction, rides off Into the sun- 
set to the lilting strains of the 
soundtrack whose lyrics are to 
the effect that Zabriskie Point 
Is everywhere. Considering that 
Zabriskie Point is the lowest 
point in the United States geo- 
physlcally It could not possib- 
ly be everywhere, but it could 
possibly be the low point in 
Antonioni's career. 

Selling . 


tlce for union leaders to ap- 
proach all the candidates and 
sell their support to the high- 
est bidder, or for a newspaper 
to endorse the man who buys 
the most advertslng space or 
for corporations to support a 
candidate expecting to benefit 
from government contracts. 

This article is not meant to 
Imply that all politicians are 
dishonest. It's purpose it to 
show the system for what It Is 
and why it breeds corruption. 
The fact that many an honest 
man and enlightened idealogy 
tiave been spoiled by our pol- 
lltlcal establlslunent speaks 
more dlsparlngly of this society 
than of It's single members. 

be limited to upperclassmen. 
Mr. Day is newly arrived 
from the University of Arkan- 
sas, where he studied at the 
graduate school of creative 
writing. He received his B. A, 
and RA. from the University 
of Kansas, taught four years at 
the Kansas State College at 
Fort Hays and received a Mas- 
ter of Fine Arts from the Uni- 
■ersity of Arkansas in 1970. 
le admits to publication in 
' 'numerous obscure maga- 
zines' and is presently com- 
pleting a novel. In addition to 
creative writing, he will teach 
two courses in American fiction. 
The creative writing course 
will meet once weekly; the class 
will discuss and question each 
others' work and acquaint them- 
selves with the basis for con- 
temporary criticism. Reading 
in the class includes "The 
New American Review", a 
relative newcomer among con- 
temporary literary publi- 

Dr. Logue 
Dr. Lawrence Logue teaches 
the new Physics of the 
Ecosystem course at Wash- 
ington College for Fall 1970. A 
one-semester course, It will 
acquaint the student with various 
realms of environmental data. 
"The purpose of the course", 
reports Dr. Logue, "is to pro- 
vide for people ^o don't have 
the background and understand- 
ing of the technical Impact on 
our environment' . His "under- 
standing of the technical impact 
on our environment".. His 
"understanding" will be a 
study of the terms and tech- 
nology -which laymen often en- 
counter In environmental is- 
sues. The student should leave 
the course with a background In 
environmental necessities and 
the ability to evaluate techno- 
logical and economic Issues 
arising from ecology. 

The course will limit Itself 
mainly to physical aspects of 

co^f^NUED on page 7.' 



before Christmas, leaving the 
month of January free to the 
students' discretion. Second 
semester would begin, as usual, 
n early February. 

Special Opportunities 

Another more unique Idea Is 
to set up an exchange program 
with an urban university within 
the UnltedStates, most probably 
for sociology or political 
science majors, "so that stu- 
dents can experience a different 
collegiate atmosphere, a dif- 
ferent educational experience,'' 
Dr. Seager also feels that the 
honor students at Washington 
College aren't getting enough 
attention. He strongly supports 
the establishment of a special 
honors curriculumforthese ne- 
glected students. 

In relation to President Mer- 
dinger's plans for enrollment 
expansion, preparations for 
broader admissions coverage 
are now in the making. Ad- 
missions personnel wiU be re- 
cruiting in more high schools 
in more states than ever be- 

Baby Sitting 

When asked for his opinion 
on 24-hour open house on week- 
ends. Dr. Seager commented, 
"I don't think we're in the 
business of babysitting for stu- 
dents." He thinks that each 
individual dorm has the right 
to decide its own open-house 
policy. As for drinking and 
drugs, he doubts that there will 
be any change in administrative 

Dr. Seager and Dr, Merdhiger 
have been close friends for 
many years. It was through 
Dr, Merdlnger that Seagerfirst 
heard of and was invited to 
apply for the deanshlp. He 
stresses that he does not want 
to speak for Dr. Merdlnger. 
"My whole style Is different; 
I'm more freewheeling," 

Dean Seager extends a sin- 
cere Invitation to anyone who 
wants to come and talk with 
him. He feels that honest com- 
munication with students Is one 
of the best ways of getting to 
know Washington College. 

Next semester, Dean Seager 
will take on added responslbi- 
tles by offering a course In 
American EJlplomacy for the 
tdstory department. 

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Selling The Candidate 

To understand tbe workings 
of a political campaign, it Is 
neccessary to see the elector- 
ate In proper perspective and to 
know the attitudes of the men 
who work with this group. 

Middle America Is the vot- 
ing majority and therefore re- 
ceives the most attention, Ag- 
new's "silent majority" rarely 
thinks and Is most effectively 
reached by a superficial show. 

The public pays little atten- 
tion to ideologies and simpli- 
fied Issues to see them In a 
stereo-typed perspective. It is 
considered too much work for 
the voters to try to understand 
the Issues, so everytlUng is 
simplified by political brand- 
ings such as "liberal", "con- 
servative", ' 'maverick" , 
"hawk", "dove", "Demo- 
crat", "Republican". For this 
reason, the Americanelector- 
ate is handled like a bar room 

Kickbacks & Cash 

Uke a whore, avoterexpects 
to be wined and dined and, in 
due course, paid for her ser- 
vices. In a political sense, the 
voter Is seduced at cocktail 
parties, bull roasts, crab fea- 
sts, barbeques, and other ral- 
lies. Votes are procured with 
kickbacks, favors, cash and 
promises, with the electorate 
allowing Itself to be herded 
like this the professionals who 
run campaigns have little trou- 
ble manipulating the vote. 

The master of American 
pontics is the poUtical P-R 
man. His Job is to sell the can- 
didate and win. With people pay- 
ing so little attention to what 
is said, the important thing Is 
to create the right image for 
your candidate. One honest pol- 
itician felt as thou^ he were 
being marketed like a new 
brand of toothpaste. 

The best ad-men can present 


their man so effectively that 
everyone canldentlfywlththem. 
The Job done of JFK was a good 
example of this. His image was 
so complete that blacks and 
youth received him as a lib- 
eral savior. Middle America 
Identified with his football In- 
terests and military experien- 
ce. Moneyed society saw him 
as their peer, and women 
thought he was sexy. 

Women Bioc Vote 

women are 60% of the vote, 
making them the single lar- 
gest block vote. As a rule they 
are not politically oriented and 
decide their vote almost ex- 
clusively by what they think of 
the man. 

For these reasons, much of 
the political show, particulary 
TV, is put on for the house- 
wife's benefit. The formula to 
reach the kitchen vote Is for 
the candidate to be at least 
six feet tall, sexy but yet still 
distinguished, and for him to 
have a successful marriage. 

T. V. Selk 

The importance of selling 
the man Is exemplified by a 
short story. A few years ago a 
young and rising Maryland poli- 
tician was approached by a 
group of people and encouraged 
to run for governor. This group 
has $300,000 to spent Imme- 
diately and was certain of rai- 
sing a million more for the 
campaign. Needless to say, the 
man was flattered, but he also 
knew the people Involved to be 
shrewd Investors. When he ask- 
ed why they chose to back him, 
rather than a more established 
politician, he received a strai- 
ght answer. He was good look- 
ing and would be easy to sell on 

This type of transaction Is 
part of the poUtical game. It 


Little Vest 


301 High Street 

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Walt Lew/is looks at the mud and dirt of politics. 

also capsuUzes the worst of 
politics. The name of the game 
is money. The average cam- 
paign costs to a newcomer In 
Maryland politics is a million 
for Senate, $200,000 for Con- 
gress, $20,000 for State Sena- 
tor and so on. 

What is important to remem- 
ber is that the people and or- 
ganizations who Invest ina can- 
didate are no different from any 
other Investor; they expect a 
profitable return from their In- 
vestment. It Is common prac- 


r Songs — 

You CanH Win 

Hotcha, matlesi Yers truly, 
the hyped-out Zeitgeist of Ches- 
tertown's San Souchi-by-the- 
Bay extends toaUwldgedfrosh- 
ies a hearty freak you and some- 
thing warm In a brown paper 
bag. But let's get down to brass 

Scarfed rumors Into the log- 
ical inexactitude Dept. allows 
me to report with great relish 

For All Seasons 

by Rich Noyes and Deb Martin 

by Captain January 

(easy on the onions, Huey)about 
the unsettled state of out li- 
brary, the Bob Bailey Memorial 
Zlggernaut, Although it was 
slated for completion by fall, 
It appears that THEY took a 
sounding of the basic concrete 
slab this summer, and made an 
outrageous discovery, That Is, 
THEY discovered that the 
floor's stress would hold... 
either... all the books... or... 
the students and the fixtures.,, 
but not both at the same time. 
Other wise, the buUdlng'U fold 
up like a tower of soggy sal- 
tines. Sooo they have to tear 
up the slab and start all over 
again. Maybe next fall... 

After the Gold Rush — 
Neil Young-- (Reprise) 

Nell Young has established 
his musicianship in 2 groups — 
Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, 
aills, Nash, & Young, He Is 
working Independently of 

C,S,N,&Y with his own group. 
Crazy Horse. There are 3 
albums to his credit in this 
solo venture. The latest. Af- 
ter the Gold Rush, is a com- 
bination of many things— Steve 
Stills, Greg Reeves, Nils Lof- 
gren; much of the harmony of 
C,S,N,&Y; bad singing; and com- 
positions \rtiich leave much to 
be desired. Every now and 
then he comes up with a good 
song like "Southern Man," 
"When You Dance I Can 
Really Love," and "Crippl- 
ed Creek Ferry." 

Altogether the album Is a 
bomb, but If you dig Nell 
Young simply because he's Nell 
Young, you might find a little 
good in It 

Flowers For 

All Ociasions 


Chestertown, Md. 
Ptione 776-2525 

Livingston Taylor — (Atco) 

It has been mentioned time 
and time again that Livingston 
Taylor hasn't come up to big 
brother's standards of music- 
ianship. Well; 1 for one don't 
think that's true. 

In his first solo attempt Liv- 
ingston Taylor has come out 
singing and quite well in fact. 
Most of the cuts are L.T, or- 
iginals much in the fashion of 
James Taylor, but with a lit- 
tle more sensitivity. This 
comes through on "Lost In the 
Love of You," He talks about 
his homellfe In Chapel Hill, 
North Carolina in "Carolina 
Day" — much like James' 
"Carolina on My Mind." He Is 
Influenced by jazz and folk mus- 
ic much more ttian blues. 
"Can't Get Back Home" is an 
example of this. 

Overall, this album Is one 
that can be enjoyed by every- 
one simply t)ecause he comes 
across in a fashion pleasing to 



Tht Maryloid 
Nafinal laik 

Chestertown 778-1600 

Young People Having Fun 
Dept... Now that the Moss Box 
has been torn down, Just where 
are there facilities for the cam- 
pus's blue suede ensemble, Hen- 
ry, to meet for practice? No 
one In the Administration seems 
exactly sure... 

The Apocalypse, Take One 
Dept.... For the first time in the 
austere annals of W.C's 
Science Dept., classes were 
called one day last week mainly 
due to those well-meaning dudes 
at maintenance. It all came 
down when a prof asked tor the 
steamplpes to be turned on for 
the organic chemistry class. 
Meaning only to please, the Jo- 
cular janitors down at tbe Plant 
turned on not only the steam, 
but toe heat, too. And so, as 
the sun came up, It was found 
that the average temperature 
inside Dunning Hall was rough- 
ly 108 degrees, pooh-bahr 

(Capt, January is up to his 
February with sadpper Dlngle- 
bevry. Pen all abrasive com- 
ments to: capt, January, c/o 
Washington ELM.) 

Any student interested In 
singing in the Wadiingfton 
College Chorus or the Wo- 
men's Chorus please contact 
Mr. Johnston in the Fine Arts 


Passaic Pow-Wow 
Purveys Past Policy 

Society is in worse shape to- 
day ttian It has been for years. 
The family unit has suffered a 
severe set-back and many in- 
dividuals find their own per- 
sonalities split Into enough frac- 
tions to give Humpty Dumpty 

Young people all over the 
country are asking why. Teen- 
ies are turning of the 
"Archies" and turning on to 

Academla, however, has ac- 
cepted the challenge (nothing 
out of the usual). Under the 
misdirection of the federal 
government, several colleges 
and universities have disbanded 
together and commissioned a 
group of Puma Indians, who have 
been relocated from Arizona to 
a ten-unit, low Income dwelling 
in Passaic, New jersey, "to 
study the problems and offer 
meaningful solutions". Ex- 
tremely reliable sources at the 
White House say that the pre- 
sident 'Svill give this report as 
much attention as he has given 
all others." 

Meanwhile the pow-wow goes 
on in Passaic. First reports 
show that the pumas are plac- 
ing great weight on outmoded 
traditions and an inside contact, 
Chief File Away, has told this 
reporter that the 1941-42 edition 
of the WashlngtonCoUege Hand- 
book Is being used for the main 
body of the commission's re- 

Within this vile Uttle book, 
the veritable pandora's Box 
of memorabilia, the commission 
has lighted upon some of the 
best examples of worthlessness 
to be set before an Indian's 
eyes since the Little Big Horn, 
under the heading of Fresh- 
man Rules. Today one would 
wonder if this Isn't a slogan 
used by upperclassmen to de- 
mand absolute monarchy with 
one of their number as king. 
This Is not the case, as you 
shall see. 

The first rule is a blatant 
example of society's distaste 
for the little man. It reads 
"Freshman must use the back 
door of WlUlam Smith Hall." 
This rule obviously interprets 

In order to fully understand 
the next rule, you must realize 
that conveniences were not as 
numerous or well placed as 
they are these days, therefore, 
when "freshmen (sic) must not 
use the walk leading from Mid- 
dle Hall to the flagpole and 
thence to the front of William 


Smith Hall, known as the "Sac- 
red L", It follows that Fresh- 
men must have to go about 
their business very badly. 

"Freshmen must wear coats 
and ties to the weekly assem- 
bly." The Pumas disregarded 
this rule, straightened their 
loin cloths and asked "What 
Is a coat, White eyes?" 

"Freshmen must attend all 
cheer practices" should be a- 
mended with the words "so 
they will be so hoarse that they 
will not be able to scream when 
subjected to physical torture by 

The rule the commission is 
reportedly most pleased with 

Qiestertown Service Center 

Maple Avenue 


7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

reads "Freshmen must pur- 
chase a freshman cap, as pre- 
scribed by the Student Council, 
from the treasurer ofthe Coun- 
cil, before the end of Fresh- 
man Week, This cap Is to be 
worn at all times when outside 
of the buildings in accordance 
with the regulations llstedhere- 
In." The Pumas considered this 
a strange quirk of white Tri- 
bal culture and some could be 
heard shouting "Right on", 
while this regulation was being 

Finally, we find that "Fresh- 
man Rules" allow for something 
called a "Rat Party". Rat 
parties were rather festive oc- 
casions organized by the Sopho- 
more Class, and freshmen were 
required to come to these par- 
ties In pajamas. Because do- 
cumentation is somewhat non- 
existent and because THE OX- 
define "Rat Party", the com- 
mission adjourned for a week 
to see what type of fun could 
be had with a rat In pajamas. 




the word from noyes 

speaking of the Iron Butter- 
fly take a look at 'Metamor- 
phosis'. It isn't the dramatic 
change in style that one 
associates with caterplllarsi 
ana motns (or, for that matter, 
iron butterflies), it's a subtle 
txansltlon from the group's 
heavy acid sound to a heavy 
acid sound with refinement. 

Jlmi Hendrlx — the mind, the 
creativity, the incredible skill 
— is gone, ao, for the most 
part, is his music, because 
somebody invented a thing cal- 
led "three-part harmony" and 
the Crosby-StiUs-Nash-Young 
thing was born. But, while Hen- 
drlx, I'm sorry to say, may 
not be missed for his own 
worth, the potential that he 
hinted at for new directions 
in today's music has yet to 
be (but barely) touched upon. 

New Professors . . . 


environment, but social, econ- 
mlc, and political aspects will 
also be noted. Group and in- 
depent study will beencouraged. 

Background reading and pub- 
lication for this course Include 
The Scientific American and 
writings from "The Scientists 
Institute for Public Infor- 

Dr. Logue planned the course 
this past summer for his ar- 
rival at Washington College. He 
Is a 1959 graduate of Rose 
Polytechnic Institute. In 1960 
he received a B.S. In Mathe- 
matics from Rose Polytechnic 
Institute, studied two years at 
Purdue, taught another two 
Purdue, taught another two 
years at R.P. I. and in 1968 re- 
ceived a PhD. In physics from 
the University of Florida. 
Mr. Premo 

Latin American Studies has 
become part of the Washington 
College curriculum this year, 
with the addition of two courses 

in history and political science 
departments. Mr. Daniel Premo 
is teaching seminars in the 
History of Latin America and 
the Politics and Government of 
Latin America. 

A native of Michigan, Mr. 
Premo did his undergraduate 
work at Western Michigan, then 
continued his studies at the 
University of Texas, where he 
is now a Ph.D. Candidate. 

Pleased with the opportunity 
to teach as a member of two 
different departments, Mr. Pre- 
mo explained that his two 
courses "naturally complement 
each other." 

Both In political science and 
history, Premo hopes to "de- 
velop an understanding of con- 
temporary events' and point 
out ' the increasing relevance 
of Interest In Latin American 
affairs.' He pointed out that 
Latin American students have 

let along realized. Hendrlx — 
"Suprlse attack killed him in 
tils sleep that night." 

Creedence Clearwater Re- 
vival seems to have a knack for 
"looking out the back door"at 
early rock and roll tunes', ahd 
bringing them right intothe kit- 
chen on every radio station In 
the country. They did wlth"Su- 
zie Q",their first big hit; they 
did with "Cotton Fields" on 
"Willie and the Poor Boys", 
and — you're ahead of me al- 
ready -- they did with "Heard 
It Through The Grapevine" 
on "Cosmo's Factory", one of 
the most interesting albums I 
heard all summer, can anyone 
tell me how Creedence, with 
not even oneexceptionaloreven 
outstanding member in the 
midst of such superstar - 
supergroups as Traffic, CS- 
N&Y, or Deianey and Bonnie, 
still manges to produce not 
only popular but good music? 
With a singer who can't sing, 
a guitarist (the same) who is 
still learning chords (well, 
maybe complex chords, but still 
fantastic leads, thank you), and 
a drummer who on the first two 
albums dropped beats like Splro 
drops epithets, creedence has 
the only sound ofitstype around. 
And they don't even come from 
the Delta area whose famous 
musical style they imitate. I 
guess the only answer Is that 
scarcity really Is an over- 
whelming virtue, and when you 
sound like no one else, you 
sell like no one else, too. Ether 
that, or Creedence really is 

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"long been in the vanguard in 
effecting political change' , 
while the transition to Increas- 
ing student power has only re- 
cently come about In this coun- 
try, Mr, Premostatedtheopln- 
lon that American studentshave 
exceeded Latin American stu- 
dents in terms of violence but 
not yet recognizably in terms of 

Benjamin Franklin has been 
credited as the inventor of the first 
swim fins. Made of wood, they 
were worn on both hands and feet. 


G. R. E. Exam Schedule 

PRINCETON, N.J. - Educa- graduate schools or fellowships 

tional Testing Service announ- to which one Is applying. Scores 

ced today that undergraduates are usually reported to graduate 

and others preparing to go to schools five weeks after a test 

graduate school may take the date. 

Gradu^l8 Record Exan.lnaUo„s ^^^ Graduate Record E«a- 

on aay of s >■ diKerenl lesl „i^,i„„3 i„,i„d^ ^„ Aplllude 

dates during Ife current aca- ^^^ „, ^^^^^^^ scholasUc abll- 

,^^..'^_^. , . , Lu Ity 3"d Advanced Tests mea- 

.o?', n . K i «™ ,.t ='^'"5 achievement In 20 major 
ORE is October 24 I9TO. SCO- ^ 

res from this administration ^ ^^ l, . , ,.,. 

, _, , ,^ . . and registration forms for the 

wlU be rep.rted to the graduate ^^^ ^^ ^^_^^^^^^ ^^ ,^^ ,,,„_ 

schools about December LEtu. ,j formation BuUelln. 

dents planning to register lor ^^ g^^,,__ ^^ ^^^^^ 

the October test date are ad- ,^_,_^^ ^^ instructions lor re- 
Vised that applications recei- _., ,. j ^ 

' ^ ^„r. M^ r^-. w c questing transcript service on 
ved by ETS ^er October 6 l^^ J^^^^ ^^^^ onlllewlth 
wlU incur a |3.00 late regis- ^^^ ^^^ ^_^„^, maybeavail- 
tratlon (ee. Alter October 9, ^^,^ ^^ ^ ^_. ^^ 
there Is noguaranteethatappl - _,_.^^_.^^ ^^^ . j.;,„^„„^ ^e- 
catlons lor the October test date ^j„^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ j,^j„^^_ 
can be processed. ^^^ ^^^ ^ j,^„^_ 
The other live test dates are „^^ ^ service, 1947 
December 12, 1970 January 16 (,^„,„ ^^^ Berkeley, Call- 
February 27, AprU 24 and June ,„_._^ ^ Educational Test- 
19, 1971. Equivalent late lee ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ 
and registration deadlines Evanston, Illinois 6020L 
apply to these dates, cho- 

ENTER A FREE MAN -- Tom Stoppard 
October 29. 30, 31 

To be directed by Timothy Maloney 

George Riley Thotnas Snode 

Persephone • ■ ^J"''=Katz 

li„da ^"^ Surges 

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Florence'. '.'.'.'. ""'''rjfm'' 

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grown ^^^^ Hessler 



Maskrey Wins Magical 
Mystery Tour In 23:56 

by Dave GrifHth 

The 1970 cross country team 
started off Its season Wednes- 
day with a 17-41 win over Upsala 
on the loser's course. Sopho- 
more Bob Maskery took top 
honors as he traversed the four 


Lambda Chi Alpha quarterback Bohn Vergari takes off around enu in the Lambda's 20-0 victory over 
Phi Sig. Note expression of dismay on face of Phi Sig rusher Ed Brennan. 

Tide Takes Two; Lambdas 
Thetas Win In Opener 

The Intramural football leag- 
ue composed of two indepen- 
dent and four fraternity teams, 
began play this week. 

On Monday, Kappa Alpha lost 
to the Crimson Tide by a score 
of 19-2L Chuck Vuolo account- 
ed for the two touchdowns with 
a thirty-five yard pass to Rick 
Bitles and a run, but DaryCar- 
rlngton threw (or two TD*s 
and Bob Warner ran back a 
klckoff for the Tide. 

On the Kibler gridiron, Theta 
Chi defeated the other indepen- 

dent team, Somerset, by a 27- 
14 count as Pete Boggs scored 
two touchdowns, 

Lamba Chi Alpha blanked the 
phi Sigs 20-0 on Tuesday as 
Cameron, Verpari and Mowell 
each racked up a touchdown. 
The Phi Stgs crossed the fif- 
ty yard line only twice. 

Wednesday's action saw 
the Crimson Tide defeat Somer- 
set, 13-6, with Steve Raynor 
and Bob Warner scoring for the 
Tide while Novak had Somer- 
set's only tally. 


BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - 
More than 30 players on Color- 
ado's 1970 football squad com- 
piled averages of 3.00 or better on 
a maximum scale of 4.00 in the 
spring semester. Senior defensive 
back Jim Cooch of Folsom, Calif-, 
led his fellow gridders with a 3.68 
average in business and market- 


WMkdiyi 3O0 - Salurdiyi 3.^ 

Wed . Sept 30 


Sal . Del 3 

Wsito.n Ma.yl«r>d 

Wed., Oct. 7 


S«l., Oct. 10 


Wad.. Oct. 14 


S.I.. Oct. 17 


Tuev, Oci. 20 


Sa' . Oc- 24 

□ .clmion 

Tuei., Oct. 37 


Sai , 0(l 31 


W«J., Nov. 4 


Sal , Nov 7 

Johni Hopkmi 

Ti>«.. Nov. 10 

Ml. St. Mii/i 

•HOMECOM)NG-Co>ch: Ed Ath«y 

1969-70 Record 

. Won 9 LotI a Tied 1 


Wed , Sept 3( 


Sat.. Oci. 3 

Weilern Maryland 

& Lebanon Valley 

Wed., Oct. 7 


W«l., Oct. 14 


Sal.. Oct. 17 

Dickinwn » Drew 

Tu«., Oci 30 


Sal , Oci 24 

Bow.e SUie 

Wed . Oci le 

Johns Hopkini 

Ut.. Nov 7 

Delaware Valley > PMC 

luM,. Nov. 10 

Mt Si. MirVl 

Sal Nov IJ 

Gflllaude- invral.onal 

fn , Nov 20 

MAC ChampionihFp 

S«t., Nov. 21 

M-D Championihip 

Coach: Don Chalellier 

1969-70 Record - Won 3 lott 7 

mile course In 23:56. Placlni, 
second, third and fourth were 
Rick Horstman, Ed Green, and 
Anders Korgen respectively. 

Half the battle in this meet 
was trying to find the course 
as three Sho'men runners failed 
to make the starting line. The 
three became confused durlnga 
pre-race warm-up Jog around 
the poorly marked course. 

This year's harriers face a 
gruelling eleven dual meet 
schedule in hopes of having the 
first winning season since 1958. 
To achieve this goal, the har- 
riers must find someone to fill 
in for Dave Bird who did not 
return to school ttiis FalL 
Returning for the Sho'men how- 
ever are Captain Howard Stau- 
ber; lettermen Ed Green, Rick 
Horstman, Larry Kopec, and 
Bob Maskery. Roundbig out the 
team are Cliff Bean, Steve Bart- 
alsky, Anders Korgen, John 
Bobbins, Chuck Vuolo and Dave 

Next week Sports Editor 
Geoff Anderson will present, 
JIVE, a sports column for the 
discriminating fan. 

No this is not an extra point try. It is, however, a shot on goal by Ron Reynolds in the waning mo- 
ments of the second overtime. 

Booters Draw With Upsala 

by Bill Dunphy 

Washington coUegeopenedlts 
1970 soccer season at East 
Orange, New Jersey, on Wed- 
nesday, against Upsala, theonly 
team ttiat defeated the 3io'men 
during the 1969 campaign. This 
time It took two overtime per- 
iods and the saio's had opened 
its season with a 1-1 tie. 

Upsala scored first, In the 

opening quarter the Dutchmen's 
Mike Haas, assisted by Brad 
Newman, scored against Shore 
goallne Frank Ogens. It stayed 
that way until Jimmy Wentzel, 
with an assist from Mark Slnk- 
In&on, tied the ball game with 
a goal in the fourth quarter. 
The teams played the overtimes 
in order to break the tie, but 
without success. 
Ogens racked upl4savesdur- 

Ing the game, while Washington 
offense got off 19 shots against 
Upsala's Paul Smith. Wash- 
ington also totaled 27 penal- 
ties against 18 for the Dutch- 

Coach Athey takes his charges 
to Western Maryland this Sat- 
urday for a game against the 
Green Terrors, The home open- 
er will be against P.M.C. 
College this Wednesday. 

The Blob 

Is Coming 

EP 38 '172 






NO. 2 


By Fallaw 

Dr. Robert Fallaw the new 
director of American studies, 
has made several Interesting 
observations since moving to 
W. C. For the past ten years Dr. 
Fallaw had been a professor at 
the U. of N. C. His basic 
reason for transferring washts 
desire to have more Influence on 
the structure of his acedemlc 
department. In other words 
he was attracted by the greater 
academic freedom of a small 
private Institution. 

His impression of the college 
has been favorable. Dr. Fal- 
law has found the academic at- 
mosphere flexible and open to 
new ideas. The small classes 
offer a great potential for both 
the student and professor. At 
the same time this close re- 
lationship puts greater respon- 
sibility on both parties. Dr. 
Fallaw mentioned a few draw- 
backs to a small college. The 
limited financial resources are 
most evident In the library and 
the number of outside lecturers 
the school can afford. 

As the new director of the 
America Studies program he 
would like to add greater flex- 
ibility to the currlculem. Black 
Studies and Modern Europe are 
two of the areas he would like 
to see covered by new courses. 
However, he recognizes the 
limits of flexibility with such a 
small faculty. 

Dr. Fallaw his noticed a 
homogeneity in the student body 
at Washington College, His ex- 
perience Is that most of the 
students come from relatively 
the same social and educational 
background. He is in favor 
of the admissions department's 
attempt to attract a wider range 
of students to the campus. It 
Is Ms opinion that It Is mutually 
benlflcal and leads to greater 
understanding for people with 
different perspectives on life 
to mix and exchange Ideas. 

William Stafford, poet-in-residence 
al the Library of Congress and win- 
ner of the National Book Award, will 

Lounge of Queen Anne's House. Ail 
aie invited to attend. 

Ormond L. Andrew, Jr. is new Admissions Director. 

College And Town 
Join In Fund Raising 

on 2 October 1970, Mr. Hurtt 
Derlnger, Director of News 
Bureau and Sports Information 
at Washington College, was In- 
terviewed regarding the Ches- 
tertown Community Committee 
for Washington College. The 
Committee Is part of the $12 
million Annual Giving Program 
that helped build the Cain Athle- 
tic Complex, Caroline and Queen 
Anne's Houses, and other build- 
ings on campus. 

The Committee, a voluntary 
organization, was formed inl967 
by local business and Industry 
in Kent and Queen Anne'sCoun- 
tles to help support the College 
throu^ financial aid. 

Roger Slmpklns, a member of 
the Committee and president 
of the Chestertown Bank said 
that, "Washington College 
really is the biggest asset we 

Reciprocal Benefits 

Mr. Derlnger said that the 
CoUege puts so much into the 
town that It Is only right that 
it should be reciprocated. This 
is the purpose of theCommittee: 
to return what the College has 
given the town, not only in 
monetary terms, but in the 
cultural and social opportunities 
as welL The College being 
a very major part of Chester- 
town's economic life. 

It was revealed In a 1968 

sdirlu fh^f Washlnctnn r/illopo 

Students put more than $1.3 
million Into Chestertown each 
year and that each student spent 
approximately $5 - lOperweek. 

Co-chairmen of the Com- 
mittee are J. Thomas "Coach" 
Klbler and Captain F. W. Hyn- 
son, a local realtor, Mr. Klb- 
ler will head the Committee's 
drive for funds this year, He 
has been with the Committee 
since Its' inception, \Vhen 
questioned In 1968 as to the 
purpose of the Committee, Mr. 
Klbler said, "Washington Col- 
lege has been around for a long 
time. It means a lot to us 
here In Chestertown and we 
feel that It Is to our mutual 
benefit that the school conti- 
nue to grow and prosper." 

In the fiscal year 1970, the 
Committee collected $6,500 in 
gifts and pledges. These were 
contributions from both busi- 
ness and industry and friends 
of the CoUege. 

Alumnus Appointed 
Admissions Director 

by Marty Williams 

Washington College's new di- 
rector of Admissions, Ormond 
L. Andrew, jr. found himself in 
familiar settings, on his ap- 
pointment Sept. L He Is a 
1963 graduate of Washington 
College, where he received a 
bachelor of Arts degree In po- 
litical science. He replaces 
Mrs. Susan Carey Wright, who 

is leaving Admissions, 

Mr. Andrew took an active 
part at Washington College as 
president of the Circle of 0ml- 
cron Delta Kappa, an honorary 
Men's leadership society, win- 
ner of the Fox Freshman Sch- 
olarship award, president of the 
Canterbury Club, a member 
of the chorus, Kappa Alpha 
fraternity, a member of Who's 
Who in American Colleges and 
Universities, the student re- 
presentative on the committee 
for the $1.3 mlUion Daniel 
Z. Gibson Fine Arts Center, 
and was a student senate mem- 
ber for three years. 

From 1963 until 1965, Mr. An- 
drew studied music at the Pea- 
body Conservatory of music. 
He plays the organ. He re- 
ceived a masters degree in 
Music History In 1969 from the 
University of Maryland. 

Mr. Andrew's duties include 
traveling several months of the 
year, interviewing hundreds of 
prospective students, and sup- 
ervising the three-man admis- 
sion staff. 

Mr. Andrew will form and In- 

W.G, Rouse 
To Speak 

WiUard C Rouse wllllecture 
on "The Humanlzatlon of the 
City" at Washington College on 
Thursday, October 15, A part- 
ner of Rouse Brothers, the firm 
that developed the new city of 
Columbia, Maryland, Rouse will 
speake at 8 p.m. In Hynson 

The lecture, first in a series 
of Washington College Lectures 
is open to the public and free of 

President Charles Merdinger 

would like lo announce 

Monday, Oct. 12th, 3:30-5:30 for Freshmen and Seniors 
Wednesday, Oct 14th, 3:30 - 5:30 for 
Sophomores and Juniors 

fluence Washington College's 
admission's standards. 

In lieu of the present trend 
of admissions In other instit- 
utions Mr. Andrew reports "We 
will keep our standards high." 

He looks for students who will 
profit from a liberal arts edu- 
cation, students with a potential 
for insight and a potential for 
critical thinking. 




Washington's newly appointed 
Vice-president for Develop- 
ment and public Relations, 
Louis T. Hughes, views his pos- 
ition as a "vital part of the 
long-range planning of the Col- 

Mr. Hughes, who left the 
directorship of Alumni Re- 
lations at Tufts University 
for his current position, 
replaces Theodore F. Parker 
who recently accepted a public 
relations post with a Boston 
reality firm. 

Academics and Finances 

As Development and Public 
Relations Vice-President, Mr. 
Hughes will coordinate fund 
raising and promotional activ- 
ities at Washington. According 
to him, his Job will also entail 
the academic, physical and fin- 
ancial future of the College. Mr. 
Hughes further explained that he 
is "working very closely with 
Dean Seager" on these topics. 

One aspect of the Vice-Pre- 
sident's job involves the co- 
ordination of alumni gifts. The 
Annual Giving Program, on 
which Mr. Hughes works, pro- 
vide alumni an opportunity 
to support the College's activ- 
ities. "Our real Annual Fund 
support comes from them," he 
added. "What we try to do is 
organize alumni so we have 
alumni asking other alumni for 
funds. It'sonapersonalbasls." 
Administrative Experience (BF) 

Mr. H ughes, whose ap- 
pointment became effective 
September 1, lists extensive ad- 
ministrative experience in eas- 
tern universltieslncludlng Har- 
vard, Brown, and Tufts. 

Although he has been here 
for only five weeks, Mr. Hughes 
feels he has fit in. "For me 
and for my family it's going 
to be great," he concluded. 



Friday, October 9, 1970 


On The Birds And The Bees 

The sexual revolution hit the American college campus 
{and elsewhere) over ten years ago. Like a freak - out in 
Kansas, Washington College's attitude ( or lack thereof ) 
towards this phenomenon seems to be: "It can't happen 
here." But, dear Victorians, such is not the case. As on any 
red-blooded American campus with red-blooded Ameri- 
can students, sex at Washington College has become as 
common as the proverbial cold. Today's "going steady" 
type relationship between a boy and a girl invariably winds 
up in bed. 

Like it or not, and regardless of the moral question in- 
volved, the presence of sex on campus presents a large and 
important problem: the possibility of pregnancy. The sim- 
ple answer to this problem is, of course, "the pill" or some- 
other contraceptive device. But, unless a girl is 21 or can 
produce a "note from her mother", it is virtually impos- 
sible to receive aid from the College infirmary or from any 
doctor in Chestertown. Thus, the two choices that are 
open are abstention or running the risk - more than a few 
choose to run the risk. Last year, there were at least eight 
girls at Washington College who became pregnant - six 
sought and received an abortion, two decided to have the 
baby. Abortions are psychologically destructive and ex- 
pensive; having a baby requires strength, sacrifice and a 
great deal of responsibility. Neither help the pursuit of 
academic goals. 

Another thing, not all students come to college know- 
ing all ( or even very much ) there is to know about sex. 
For all the information that the College puts out on the 
subject, it's possible that they leave knowing even less. At 
the University of Pennsylvania this year, incoming fresh- 
men found a 50 - page booklet in their mailboxes. The 
booklet, entitled "A Guide for University of Pennsylvania 
Students - Sex is Never an Emergency (Well, Hardly 
Ever)", gives comprehensive and authoritative informa- 
tion on all sexual facets ranging from abortion to V.D. 
Why not here? 

The ELM is not extolling the virtues of sex and its var- 
ious pleasures. What we are putting forth are these ques- 
tions: Why is there not effort or even the slightest move- 
ment on the part of the administration to educate students 
on sex, its practices, problems and possible consequences? 
Which is more ( or less ) moral; premarital sex, per se, 
or the denial of contraceptive devices to students who are 
going to have sex anyway and thus run the risk of unwant- 
ed pregnancy? 

Vol. XLI - No. 2 

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ihg official recesses and exam periods, by the students of Washington 
College in the interests of students, faculty, and alumni. The opinions 
expressed by the editorial board of the ELM do not necessarily repre- 
sent those of the College. Subscription price: S7.S0 per year alumni; 
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Publications Editor 

Associate Editor 

Managing Editor 

Business Manager 

By Redding 

students and adults Interested 
In painting, congregate every 
Monday afternoon In the base- 
ment of the Washington College 
Fine Arts Center. For approx- 
imately two hours a week, stu- 
dents under the direction of Mr. 
Walter Redding, are ableto"let 
their hair down" and experi- 
ment in an atmosphere of un- 
hampered freedom. 

The class is encouraged to 
experiment. Experimentation 
with an open mind plays a 
definite part in the structure 
of the course. 

Discovering new styles and 
techniques on canvas is another 
important facet of the course, 
Mr. Redding steers his stu- 
dents away from traditional 

Seasonal Collage 

A simple Collage represent- 
ing the four seasons Is the first 
project of the year. The tis- 
sue collage deals with the stu- 
dent's own expressionistic 
thoughts and reactions about 
the various seasons of the year. 

From that point, the class Is 
introduced to canvas and acry- 
lic paint 

Selecting andhandllngvarlous 
geometric forms Is another 

phase of this art program. Stu- 
dents must work with forms, 
space, and color. 

Natural Expres»onism 

In advanced painting, Mr. 
Redding encourages his students 
to do expressionistic paintings 
of natural everydayobjects such 
as driftwood or pine cones. 

This course In "self- 
dlscovery" is a good way to 
awaken students to many var- 
ious aesthetic values that they 
might have overlooked in the 

tures; CAROLE DENTON '73. News; LESLIE ALTERI '73, Circula- 
tion; PAUL WHITON '71, Photography; DEBBIE GOLDSTEIN '73. 
idvertising; MARY JANE EAVENSON '73, Assistant Publications 
BOB DANNER 73. Copy Editor, MARY RUTH YOE '73. Typing 

Discovering new styles. 

You CanH Win 

Lamdba Sigma Delta Depart- 
ment.. .In a Joint session of 
Kent South's freaks-in-resid- 
ence one night last week, it 
was rather lazily decided that 
East Hall, the frats* answer to 
Sesame Street, rates at least 
"three Double Domes with a 
Satyrican Cluster..." Whatever 
that means... 

That Lumpy Gravy's Break- 
ing Up that Old Gang of Mine 
Department.. .Apparently it is 
not only illegal for dogs to en- 
ter the cafeteria uncarded, but 

by Captain Janua 

your visiting friends as well, 
even if they aren't scarfing 
down one of our kitchen's cal- 
oric atrocities. Nothing says 
loving like something from the 

Academic Pros Department.,. 
Heads off ODK. the men's ac- 
ademic honor society here on 
campus, that presently has an 
active membership of one. Why 
doncha Just give up fella? 

Continued On Page 3 

Letters to the Editor . . 

Dear BlU: 

As I mentioned to you in the 
soda fountain the other day, 
you and your staff are to be 
congratulated for getting out the 
tlrst issue of the Washington 
Elm In such short order. I 
thought it was well done, but 
there is an important Impres- 
sion which comes through In 
the report of the Interview with 
me which I would appreciate 
your setting straight for your 
readers. This refers to past 
support of the College on the 
part of outside Interests. It 
Is true that we have not re- 
ceived extensive help from the 
national educational founda- 
tions, but we have, on the other 
hand, t>een extremely fortunate 
In getting support from a num- 
ber of trusts and many gene- 
reus Individuals. The Hodson 
Trust has been among the most 
prominent, of course, but a 
quick look at our catalogue will 
show that this College has at- 
tracted a substantial number of 
enthusiastic backers. I am 
sure that all will agree that 
their enthusiasm has been Just- 

ified when we look at the fine 
Institution we have today. 

Naturally, theseoldfrlends-- 
and many new ones, we hope — 
win ask whether Washington 
College is worthy of their sup- 
Dort in the future. Those of us at 
the College now -- students, 
faculty, and staff -- are, by 
our attitude, interest, and de- 
dication, in the best position to 
provide the answer "Af- 
firmative". This is a wonder- 
ful college which is going to 
be even better if we want It 
to be. Everything I have seen 
to date convinces me that the 
college community as a whole 
does want It to be. With that 
spirit prevailing -- eventhough 
our present financial posture 
could stand Improvement -- the 
long range future of the Col- 
lege appears bright, indeed. 
Charles j, Merdlnger 

Dear Sir; 

Re: Mr. Israelite's Im- 
passioned letter to the ELM, 
October Z. It seems pertinent 

to observe that it possibly could, 
be none of Mr. Israelite's bus- 
iness to make a subjective state- 
ment concerning the invol- 
ment of anyone else In intra- 
mural sports. To some people 
such games are of a life-and- 
death nature; this fact may be 
deemed detrimental to their 
emotional health by others In 
an observant posltlon--lt may 
actually be detrimental—but ob- 
viously this is the concern of 
those Involved in the sport. 
It Is very unfair and even rath- 
er presumptuous to describe 
their attitude as being one of 
_Wasmngton College's problems, 
even In Jest, when one does not 
know them, and has been, as 
Mr. Israelite confesses of him- 
self, on-campus only two weeks. 
His other point, that of the 
litter around the campus. Is 
well Justified and certainly his 
actions In the matter are com- 
mendable. Only an out- of-work 
gartiage collector could find 
fault with them. 

Cynthia J. Thompson, "?4 

Friday, October 9, 1970 



Fall Into 

by Scott Newman 

While some of us find all 
the altitude we need In the 
dark recessesofourown rooms, 
a few students at W.C. have 
found real euphoria In the sport 
of skydiving. Imagine the sen- 
sation, leaping from an air- 
plane at 12,000 feet. When 
you are that high you can safe- 
ly freefall for sixty seconds 
before puUlng that llfesaving 
ripcord. During this time you 
can perform an endless series 
of exuberant maneuvers — 
loops, turns, spins -— any- 
thing an airplane can do, ex- 
cept, of course, climb. Once 
the canopy is open, the para- 
chutist can direct his descent 
and if skillful enough hit a four 
inch disk in the center of the 

How can you get started? 
Well, about 25 minutes 
from Chestertown, Just outside 
of Ridgely, Md, is the home 
of the Pelican Scydlvers, a dirt 
runway, a clubhouse, two air- 
planes and 70 odd acres of 
land. This week alone three 
girls and two boys from W.C. 
have encountered parachuting 
at Pellcanland by making their 
first Jump. 

By training as a group, these 
five |)eoplG received the first 
jump course for 32 dollars. 
This Is a very reasonable rate 
considering that 12 dollars goes 
for memtjership in the United 
States Parachute Association, 
leaving 20 dollars to cover 
approximately six hours of in- 
struction, the equipment rental 
and the plane ride up. The 
instruction itself is given by a 
licensed parachute Instructor, 
Thus far, three groups 
have been trained right on cam- 
pus in the school gym. Dur- 
ing training the novice is 
familiarized wltheverythlngne- 
cessary to make a good safe 

I I I I I I I I I I I I 

Dancing In The Streets 

"I was really going to go out the door at 3,000 feet and jump off? 
It was insane!" 

parachute Jump. He is taught 
specifically how the equipment 
he will be using works. He 
Is drilled over and over on 
exact procedure, learning how 
to exit the aircraft, the pro- 
per body position after that 
first step, emergency actlon(in 
the rare occurence of a mal- 
function a reserve parachute Is 
deployed), canopy control and 
finally the proper roll upon 
landing. On the first Jump, 
the beginner does not even have 
to pull his own ripcord, this 
vital act is done automatically 
by a "static line" anchored 
inside the plane, 

I can recall aspects of my 
own first Jump. I was truly 
gung-ho during the two train- 
ing sessions in the safety of 
the gym. This enthusiasm pre- 
vailed throughout the final tra- 
ining which takes place at the 
airfield. On that day we re- 
viewed all procedure and prac- 
ticed climbing out the door of 
the airplane. It seemed easy, 
crouched outside the plane on 
the landing gear, holding the 
wing strut and leaping spread- 

eagled to the ground six inches 
below. Everything was still 
great. But when I clambered 
into the plane in full Jump. 
rig, that Is when reality struck: 
I was really going to go out 
the door at 3,000 feet and jump 
off? It was Insane! It was 
suicidal! It was also too 
late to chicken out, we were 
already airborne. And so, when 
my time came I climbed out and 
when my instructor yelled GO, 
I went. 

What happened next cannot be 
described, only experienced. It 
is enough to note that It was 
frlghtenhig but strangely awe- 
some. It made me a Jumper 
for life. 

Many students have contacted 
this humble jumper wish- 
ing to enterthisfascinatingpas- 
time and most are stopped cold 
by the fhiances involved. With 
a little help from the S.GLA. 
even this major pitfall can be 
bridged. The proposed sky- 
diving club, U given sufficient 
funds could buy the parachutes 
necessary to make Jumping pos- 
sible for all interested. 

Captain January 

First things last, I have the 
dubious but sincere pleasure of 
announcing the wedding of Miss 
Victoria "Queenle" Colgan to 
Mr. Edward "Captain America" 
Worteck, who are significantly, 
both alumni of this institution. 

I I [ I I I I I I I I 


Junior Knit 


i"^' $20.00 

Look no further - this is the 
jumpsuit that's making it 
in double-knit acetate with 
belt, zip front Sizes 5-13 


Upstairs in 


The Village Toggery 


I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 

Continued From Page 2 

The rites are scheduled to take 
place somewhere In America 
on October 31, which is Hal- 
oween. Excuses, excuses. 

(What's the ugliest part of your 
body? Mall your answers, plus 
25 cents in coin to: Capt, 
January, c/o Washington Col- 
lege ELM. 

The Blob oozes in Tawes The- 
att-e Saturday night at 8 o'clock 


"Darling l.ili" 

"Tin- Landlord" 



by Elvor 

It is a powerful, if not al- 
together graceful ballet, the 
cops move in to form an ef- 
fective, ever-tightening pen- 
tangle around the lead dancers, 
the kids, contused and slightly 
stoned; and back them hito the 
middle of the street with a 
flourish of billy-clubs and pro- 
mises of bullets and gas. As 
the dance macabre reaches its 
climax many long-haired heads 
taste the long arm of the law 
and before it Is over many 
will be hospitalized or detain- 
ed in the local bastille. 

Berkeley in thewinter?watts 
in the summer? No, This 
festival of hostility is a scene 
which took place on Friday, 
October 2nd. in that little old 
national tradition, Georgetown, 
in Washington, D. C., when ap- 
proximately 1,000 Georgetown 
freaks and a handful of Yippies 
decided it was time for fight- 
ing in the streets; and the cops 
agreed. So, to this end, the 
Yippies planned a marathon 
dance In the streets, to be held 
in acknowledgement and re- 
jection of the scheduled V ic- 
tory Day Parade on Sunday. 

"Street Fighting Man" 
Music blasted from every 
window in Georgetown, and a 
favorite selection of the even- 
ing was the Stone's "Street 
Fighting Man," and it seems 
an oft repeated line was "Hey, 
Fall Is here and the time Is 
right for fighting In the street, 
boys," The tension in the kids 
was electric; theexcltement was 
not simply in rallying behind a 
Just cause, but in the glorious 
anticipation of the comingflght. 
When the cops came, they 
came in herds, about 3,000 of 
them, outfitted to the teeth with 
helmets, gauntlets, boots, and 
armed with clubs, guns, and 
tear gas. (What ever happened 
to the electric cattle prod?) 
Their first stratagem was to 
block off Wisconsin Ave. bet- 
ween M and N Streets, cutting 
off the majority of the kids, 
keeping them in and keeping 
others out. The only action by 
the kids prior to this consist- 
ed of the knocking down of two 
police barricades and the gen- 
eral "razzing of the pigs," 

Bottles, Rocks, Ashcans 
However, the action reallybe- 
gan when the Yippies, spoiling 
for a fight, threw bottles, rocks 
and ashcans into the street 
and through some store win- 
dows on the blocked off street. 
At this point the cops twgan 
their tactic of moving In on the 
kids before the non-Ylpple 
freaks fully knew what was hap- 
pening. Many of them ran for 

alleys and open shops and cafes. 
The Emergency, a rock club 
on Wisconsin Ave. opened Its 
doors to all fugitives from vio- 
lence. Unfortunately, enough 
were left sandwiched between 
the cop's forces to produce a 
police tag sheet of over 300 ar- 
rested kids quite a few of which 
spent the night in the emergency 
room of the hospital instead of 
In jaiL So it goes. 

The cp.use of these spontan- 
eous riots is a concious will 
on the parts of both the kids 
and the cops to hit and be hit. 
Anticipation Is the driving force 
that blows all human reaction 
out of perspective and beyond 

If caught unawares at the 
scene of a riot, never oanic 

Elvor, King of the Gypsies 

and always know where the 
cops are. Remember cops and 
Yippies almost never get hurt 
in these confrontations. The 
cops are too numerous and well 
protected, and the Yippies never 
stop to think what they are going 
to do, they keep moving at all 
times, never waiting for a cop 
to clobber them. Likewise, an 
unlnvolved person should con- 
centrate only on keeping away 
from the cops. Most of the 
casualties in riots are kidsv^o 
don't know what's happening 
and think they can ask a cop 
how to get out without losing a 
limb. So, as a final note, in 
case of riot, keep moving until 
you are long gone; there's al- 
ways a way out, Just don't stop 
when you're looking for it. If 
it can happen in Georgetown, 
it can happen anywhere. 

Roten Gallaries 

will offer an exhibition of 




by Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Goya, Renoir, Konaull, KoUwjtz. 

Ori^nal works for sale 
Monday, October 12th, Hynson Lounge, 11a.m. to 5p.m. 



Friday, October 9, 1970 

»*^ i 

■» ^ 

by Geoff Anderson 

Even though the season is still young, many people are 
asking how this year s soccer team compares with last 
year's. Well, we still have the same goalie. That's about 
where the comparison ends. 

The front line this year probably has some of the best 
moves ever seen on Kibler field. Unfortunately it isn't 
moves that win ball games for you. The front five has 
never played together before. In soccer, if you don't know 
vuhat your teammate is trying to do, then it is rather diffi- 
cult to score goals. Once our front line starU playing toge- 
ther, the goals should fall into place. 

In the halfbacks sloU anything can happen. Unfortunate- 
ly Bill Innis is out four weeks with a bad ankle. Speaking 
of injuries this year's teams seems to have more than its 
share of uveak ankles, wobbly knees and stubbed toes. 

Last year it was the defense which took most of the 
glory. The same should be true this year. Old reliable, Mar- 
ty Rice, is back in his familiar fullback spot after taking an 
extra long semester break. For Marty's sake, I hope he 
doesn't get bogged down in some mudhole in front of the 

So there you have it If and when the front line gets to- 
gether, you can expect a few surprises from this year's 

Hopes were high for the cross country team until word 
around that Dave Bird would not return to W. C. in the 
fall. When you lose the best distance runner, sorry Bervin 
the school's history you know you're in for some trouble. 

On the bright side though, this year's team does have 
some outstanding performers. Howard Stauber, who r..-? 
practice laps with Sam Bair at Kent State, is the Sho'men's 
number one runner and captain. Behind him are Rick Hor- 
stmann. Bob Maskery, and Ed Green. If this year's team 
can keep from getting lost on the course, respectability 
in cross country may return to W. C. 




Bob Bailey of W. C. and Ron Athey chase aftei a loose ball in action last Saturday at Western Maryland 
The Shore'men were on the losing end, 4-1. 

Sho'men Take Home Opener 
Fall Victim To W. Maryland 

After losing a heartbreaking 
4-1, to the Green Terrors ol 
Western Maryland, last Satur- 
day, the Sho'men soccer team 
bounced back in their home op- 
ener to take PMC, 3-0. Mark 
Slnklnson, with an assist from 
Paul Brown, gave tiie aio'men 
a 1-0 lead early in the first 
period. Later In the period the 
same duo came through again 
to give the Sio'men their sec- 

ond score at the half. Fine de- 
fensive play highlighted the third 
quarter as neither team scored. 
In the fourth, Jimmy Wenzell, 
leading scorer for the team, 
netted a goal to Ice the victory 
for the Sho'men. 

In Saturday'scontest, theSho' 
men ran up against a strong 
Western Maryland team which 
was seeking revenge for last 
year's close contest. In this 

one the shore hooters broke out 
on top early as Bob Bailey 
scored. That was It for the 
Sho'men offensively that day 
as the Green Terrors control- 
led the ball the remainder ol 
the game. Western Marylandg 
scored twice In both the sec- 
ond and the fourth periods. 
The Sho'men record is cur- 
rently 1-1-1 with their next game 
coming up this Saturday at i 
P.M. on the Kibler pitch. 

Tide Hangs On To Top Spot 

Hhoioibv Gi:Qlf Anderson 

Captain Howard Stauber comes into the home stretch in a meet a- 
gainst Loyola. The Sho'men lost the meet 32-23, evening their sea- 
son record at 2-2. 

by '01 Curmudgeon 

Independent Crimson Tide, 
determined Kappa Alpha and 
hard-nosed Theta Chi bulled 
their way into the intramural 
football forfront Tuesday asthe 
tough touch loop chalked athird 
of the campaign away. 

Drew McCullagh's "Tide" 
squeaked by the once fearsome 
Foos, now lacking for firepow- 
er, Tuesday, 7-6, on a 50- 
yard touchdown run by Steve 
Raynor on an intercepted pass. 
Quarterback Daryl Carrington 
found stout Steve In the left 
corner on the conversion that 
proved to be the difference as 
the Lambdas struck back on 
a Jeff Lees scoring strike to 
Steve Newhard, Lees extra pass 
attempt was short. "Bama" 
walked off the field minutes 
later with a victory and the clock 
still running. 

Kappa Alpha, meanwhile, 
bounced back from a Udllfler 
lashing from the Crimson to 
deck the Foos 12-1 then crush 
Phi Slg, 24-0 and Somerset, 
25-0, while permiting Just one 

first down. Rick Bales, George 
Henckel, Tom Bortmes, Chuck 
Vuolo and Jim Hogg paced the 
KA attack.while Steve Goldlng 
and Ron Lokes spearheaded a 
dogged defense in the trenches, 
Theta Chi withstood an em- 
barasslng forfeit to the wlnless 
Siggies October 1 when only 
five men could suit up in Ox- 

man black, but the marauders 
from Middle Hall bounced back 
later inthe week when Tom Mur- 
phy and Sandy Sandkhuler joined 
the Ox pack. On Monday Pete 
Boggs and Bob Shrover led thS 
"Tavermen" to a 20-7 mashing 
of Lambda Chi. 

The foes of LamlxJa Ch 
meanwhile were unable tomuS' 
ter enou^ offense and droppe( 
three hi a row. Somerset stil 
seeking their first conquest ol 
the season, took the cellar spo 
when phi Slg gained a victory 
gift from Theta, It might be 
the nicest thing that happens to 
Pete Heller and Company all 

A major pivotal struggle will 
occur Monday when KA and 
Theta Chi meet in what should 
a ball-buster on Somerset's 
concretla, ThursdayfindsKapp: 
Alpha meeting Crimson Tide 
on theKlbler confines In another 
crucial confrontation. 





Festive Homecoming 
Sails Away Tonight 

"One W by land and two li 
by air" will be the motto of 
Washington College's 1970 
Homecoming. People will be 
literally dropplngoutortheblue, 
when the Pelican Sky Diving 
Club of Rldgely, Md., gives a 
precision sky diving exhibition 
as the crowning moment of the 
Homecoming weekend. 

The festivities take off on 
Friday Night, with the annual 
rruise down the Chester River 
aboard the Port Welcome, For 
the price of five dollars a 
couple the Intrepid sea farers 
not only brave the Chester's 
deeps but candancetothe music 
of "The Lltwratlon," 

Saturday's events begin when 
Washington College's crew club 
go down to the river In their 
nail boats for an el^t oar 
race with Salisbury State. The 
race begins In front of the 
Chestertown Yacht Club at 11:00 
a-m. and finishes in front 
of the High Street landing. 

At one p.m. on Saturday will 
be the traditional Homecoming 
Parade, The parade as usual 
features floats from the var- 
ious campus organizations, and 
social groups. The best all- 
round float will win $50 and an 
empty keg of beer decorated by 
the social committee. The 
best Greek float and the best 
Independent float will receive 
awards of $25 each. 

Also Involved are marching 
bands from Cambridge, Ches- 
tertown, and Elkton High 
Schools; and the Hamilton Drum 
and Bugle Corps of Baltimore. 
The parade begins at the foot of 
Hl^ Street, precedes through 
town to Washington Avenue, and 
on to the campus. 

The parade Is followed bythe 
Washington College- Lycoming 

soccer game. During half time 
at 2:00 p.m. awards for the 
best floats and band will be 
presented; and the Homecoming 
Queen will be crowned by Pre- 
sident Merdinger, while skydl- 
vers fall onto a target at the 
center of the Athletic field. 

The Homecoming court from 
which the Queen Is chosen this 
year, includes seniors Janet 
Freni, Daphne Hanks, and Mi- 
chele Magrl; juniors Ann Hil- 
lard, and Diane Sanchez; sopho- 
mores Meredith Horan and 
Candy Goddard, and freshman 
Mary Bocchese and Mary Bendt. 

Food from the sea rounds off 
Saturday evening at the seafood 
buffet in Hodson Hall from 6 
o'clock to 7:30, Free beer 
wiU l)e served. Later the Home- 
coming Dance, held forthe first 
time In Hodson Hall, will fea- 
ture the "New Breed". Tickets 
will be $2.50 a couple and the 
dance Iwgins at nine. 

Festival Winds 
Here Thursday 

The Festival winds, a wood- 
wind ensemble of nine artists, 
will present a concert of great 
masterworks of woodwind lit- 
erature on October 22 InTawes 
Theatre. Instruments involved 
will be flute, oboe, English 
horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, 
bassoon, and French horn. For- 
merly the artists - In - re- 
sidence at Vassar College, this 
group Is distinguished for their 
imaginatively chosen and bril- 
liantly executed programs, 
superb in precision andbalance 
of tone. 

'-»»f Lectures 
On Values 

"History and Human Values" 
will be the topic discussed next 
Tuesday by one of the most 
distinguished philosophers to 
come to Washington College In 
recent years. Dr. Joseph Mar- 
golis, professor of philosophy 
at Temple University, will ap- 
pear on October 20 at 7:00 p.m. 
in Hynson Lounge. 

A graduate of Drew Uni- 
versity, Dr, Margolis, whose 
field is aesthetics, received his 
Masters and Ph.D. from Col- 
umbia, and has taught at the 
University of Toronto, Colum- 
bia, the University of Minne- 
sota, and was philosophy de- 
partment head at the University 
of Western Ontario. 

Professor Margolis has four 
books of his credit: "The Lan- 
guage of ArtandArt Criticism," 
"Contemporary Ethical The- 
ory," "An Introdurtlon to PhU- 
osophlcal Inquiry," and "Psy- 
chotherapy and Morality,*' has 
edited a book, " philosophy 
Looks at the Arts," and has 
written numerous articles. Some 
of Margolis' work Is used as 
course material in the philos- 
ophy department here. He also 
owns a big farm where hlsgrad 
students can go whenthey would 
like a quiet place to study. 

The Homecoming Court is standing top to bottom: Ann Hilliard, 
Jdnet Freni, Michele Magri, Andy Goddard, Meredith Horan. Sitting 
top to bottom: Daphne Hanks, Mary Bochese, Diane Sanchez and 
Mary Bendt. Pf^oto by Geoff Anderson 

New Library Offers A Maze 
Of Rooms For Every Purpose 

The featureless exterior of the Library hides a maze of corridors 
and rooms. 

Touring the new library, one 
Is Immediately struck by the 
sheer size and completeness of 
It. There are countless rooms 
of specialized purposes 
throu^out the library. They 
seem to have thou^t of every- 
thing from adequate workrooms 
for the library staff to a smok- 
ing lounge for the students. 

The entire building seems 
well-organized for the conven- 
ience of bath staff andstudents, 
even though the first time you 
go through you feel as if you 
were In a maze. The seating 
atmosphere and lighting Is far 
superior to that In Bunting's 
dimly lit nooks and crannies. 

All periodicals, the reference 
collection, and a seperate, re- 
serve reading room occupy the 
main floor. There will be 
plenty of seating available on 
the main floor as well as many 
carrels on the upper level In 
the stacks. The stacks them- 
selves are well placed and with- 
in easy access for everyone. 
The new library will allow 
great expansion of library 

functions. Rooms have been 
provided for audio - visual 
materials as well as a special 
section for the education de- 
partment Including shelves for 
elementary and secondary 
school textbooks. Greater di- 
versity win be possible In the 
periodical collect ion from added 
space available. Accomodation 
for enlargement ofthe book col- 
lection has been made to pro- 

vide for a maximum of 165,000 
books from the present col- 
lection of 93,000. 

It is hoped that the workmen 
will be able to complete the 
library In time for the sche- 
duled November 12-14 openhig. 
75,000 books will be moved by 
students. Paul Eldredge has 
t)een appointed by the S.G.A. 
to co-ordinate the great mi- 
gration of the books. 

S.G.A. Plans Budget 

The first Student Government 
Association Budgetary meeting 
of the year occured on Monday 
night. Several allocations were 
made, and the discussion on 
several other allocations was 
postponed until next week. 

Under the heading of Old 
Business, the controversial mo- 
tion, made two weeks earlier, 
that the President of the S.G.A. 
receive a salary of $200 per . 
year and that the Vice Pre- 
sident, Secretary and Treasurer 

of the S.G.A. receive $100 each 
per year (to be taken from 
the student activities fee and 
paid in cashj, was brought up 
for continued discussion and 
vote. The motion was passed 
by a slim margin. 

Other funds that were allot- 
ted are as follows; Crew Club — 
$200; MRA — $115; SEA~ 
$400; Sport parachuting Club— 
$225; William James Forum— 




The 1984 Recipe Book 

As one of the prisoners or inmates of the Washington College 
cafeteria I would like to bang my tin cup against a table, and 
enter a protest. For the past two or three weeks stories have 
trickled down to the ELM office of students having their friends 
ordered out of the cafeteria, on the grounds that they were not 
punched in as guests on the official dining hall I. D. card. This 
despite the fact that they were not eating any of our cafeteria's 
hard brought culinary delights. 

While eating in the cafeteria, I personally saw Mr. Linville's as- 
MStant accost a female student and friend; while they were en- 
gaged in conversation. He demanded first to see the students I. 
D. card to find out if the girl was punched in. When he found 
out tne triend was not, tne student was made to leave the caf- 
eteria to get her card punched. The only person eating was the 
student, her friend was merely talking to someone she had prob- 
ably not seen in a long time. 

The reason for all this is apparently to prevent unlawful con- 
sumption of cafeteria food, and massive overcrowding. There- 
fore all guests of students must go through the dinner line and 
be officially punched, whether they wish to eat or not. Since 
there are only 12 punches per year allowed, the ELM advises 
you to pick out which of your 12 friends you want to expose 
to the manifold wonders of our cafeteria. 

I, myself, can't help but wonder if Mr. Linville really fears a 
onslaught of chance acquaintances and old friends of the stu- 
dent body who have been attracted by rumors of bacchanalian 
feasts three times a day. Does not a student have every right to 
be insulated when their friends are ordered out of the cafeteria 
for simply sitting there? 

'Music Hath Charms' 

by Rich Noyes 
Whatever possessed me to 
buy an album with the unlikely 
title of "Mott the Hoople", I 
may never know. Especially 
when the first song on side 
one is "You Really Got Me" 
(remember hoola hoops? Then 
you remember the Kinks). May- 
be It was the cover, a draw- 
ing by M, Escher, whose works 
are becoming popular as album 
filler material (The Mandrake 
Memorial; Puzzle), and which 
alone is worth the price of the 
record. At any rate 1 got a 
bargabi -- inside that cover 
lies a really well put together 
album. "You Really Got Me" 
is played as an Instrumental; 
yet, as the guitar plays the 
melody line you can actually 
hear the words, as If the gui- 

tar were singing. Which it 
may be; after absorbing the 
cover, one feels prepared to 
accept anything. Thenexttrack, 
"At the Crossroads", maltes 
good use of the singers Dylan- 
like voice through a rather dat- 
ed yet pleasant style of ac- 
companiment. Side two starts 
with "Rock and Roll Queen", 
and If beauty Is In the eye of 
the beholder, this is a dirty 

All In all, "Mott the Ho- 
ople" has come out with a very 
diversified selection, seemingly 
with the sole goal of the lis- 
teners enjoyment. The show 
was a very talented organist - 
pianist, a good drummer, an 
enjoyable singer, and a capable 
guitarist. What more do you 


Vol. XU - No.3 

PuUications Editor 

Associate Editor 

Mana^ng Editor 

Business Manager 

Letters to the Editor 

Juvenile Minds 

Water, water, everywhere. 
And all the boards did shrink; 
Water, water, everywhere, 
Nor any drop to drink. 

Samuel Coleridge 
"Rime ofthe Ancient Mariner" 

Firstly, I feel compelled to 
inform you, dear reader, that I 
was NOT an unbiased observer 
of the events which occured on 
the evening of October 12, 1970, 
in that 1 am a resident of the 
first floor of East Hall (here- 
after to be referred to as "the 
Battleground"). Nevertheless, 

The ELM is publishefl weekly through me academic year except dur- 
iiig official recesses and exam periods, by the students of Washington 
College in the interests of students, faculty, and alumni. The opmions 
expressed by the editorial board of the ELM do not necessarily repre- 
sent those of the CoUege. Subscription price: S7.50 per year alumni; 
S8 00 per year other than alumni. Published by Washington College. 
Chestertown, Maryland. Second, class postage paid at Centreville, 


FEBRUARY 26, 1964 

Dear Editor: 

So everything goes along fine 
until Mr. John Anthony Linville, 
B. A. (this abbreviation could 
stand for almost anything), chief 
cook and grubinspector, decides 
to play "no tlckee, no foodee." 

The rules of this game axe 
simple: L Along with your Com- 
munity Concerts Cai-d, Language 
Lab Card, Washington College 
Identification Card, and Gordon- 
Davis Linen Card, you must car- 
ry a meal card. 2. No person 
can go through the food line 
more tlian once per meal. 3. 
In the future the meal line 
will be divided Into two groups, 
those getting their tickets pun- 
ched and those paying the 
?2.00 fine for lost Uckets. Mr. 
John Anthony Linville's game 
seems to be quite complete, 
Indeed even the pessimistic 
Mrs. "D" could find no fault 
with It. But wait! What Is the 
purpose of this game? It seems 
there is none, therefore it would 
be appreciated U Mr. Linville 
would, In the form of a letter 
to the ELM, advise the student 
body of where the purpose to 
his new game may be found. 
David Fegan 

I shall attempt to relate my 
feeling from ground zero. 

At about 11:15 on the afore- 
mentioned evening, I was sit- 
ting In my room studying. Much 
to my horror, I suddenly found 
myself inexorably caught up In 
a malevolent maelstrom (in 
both the literal and figurative 
senses of the word). Being a 
philosophy major, I fell back 
on that great American Stand- 
by, pragmatism. As a conse- 
quence, I locked myself In my 
room, thus to await the ob- 
viously imminent arrival of 

By 11:30, 1 had mustered suf- 
ficient courage to venture forth 
from my safe, warm, secure, 
and dry domicile. Upon step- 
ping out onto the battleground, 
my mind boggled at the waste- 
land before me. Water was 
everywhere, punctuated at odd 
Intervals by the remnants of 
eggs, scraps of paper, and the 
various and sundry other bits 
of flotsam and Jetsam which 
accompany incidents of this na- 

It might be beneficial to re- 
late what happened in a quasi- 
historical manner, that is to 
say, chronologically. As near- 
ly as I can ascertain, the ladles 
(and I use the term advisedly) 
of Reld Hall attacked tiie men 
(or semi-reasonable facsimiles 
thereof) of East Hall, armed 
with water and eggs. This 
action was taken in retaliation 
against the throwing of water 
balloons by the aforesaid men 
(or whatever) on the afternoon 
preceedlng the battle. Pitched 
battles raged all over the cam- 
pus for over an hour, with skir- 

tures; CAROLE DENTON '73, News; LESLIE ALTERI '73, Circula- 
tion; PAUL WHITON '71, Photography; DEBBIE GOLDSTEIN '73, 
advertising; MARY JANE EAVENSON '73, Assistant Publications 
BOB DANNER '73, Copy Editor, MARY RUTH YOE '73, Typing 




The independent spirit thrives 
at Washington College, as wit- 
nessed by Freshman Beth Ean- 
es* decision to decline her el- 
ection to Homecoming court. 

Upon learning of her election 
to theHomecomingcourt,Beth's 
initial reaction was shock. At 
first she was willing to part- 
icipate but then the doubts be- 
gan to grow. "What right do 
I have to ride around in a car 
and show off. .It's worse than 
politics," AlthoughBethdoesn't 
find any fault In Homecoming, 
she wonders about the necessity 
of having a queen. Stie said 
that in general, she agrees 
with the sentiment expressed 
by the students at the Univer- 
sity of Delaware. Thisyearthey 
elected a chicken as Home- 
coming Queen. 

mlshing continuing for some 
time thereafter. Many non- 
combatants were drenched. 

Now, I am a relatively tolerant 
person. I consider myself to 
be able to accept a great many 
viewpoints on most issues as 
being valid, albeit sometimes 
misguided. I, nevertheless, 
defy any participant in these 
actions to Justify, on any terms 
save those of wanton des- 
tructlveness mixed with a touch 
of vlndictlveness, the asinine 
performance which took place 
between that collection of Ju- 
venile (bordering on infantile) 
minds housed in mature bodies, 
all in the name of good, clean 
fun. I would remind them 
ttiat they are here, theoretical- 
ly at least, to get an education 
and that I, for one, am paying 
three thousand dollars a year 
for that privilege. For ttiat 
amount of money, I am not 
inclined to relish graphic de- 
monstrations of the properties 
of H20, which make It Impos- 
sible for me to study. 

Additionally, I would recom- 
mend to the administration of 
this Institution that playpens 
and sandboxes be installed in 
the dorms involved, perhaps 
by providing these children with 
toys commensurate with the le- 
vel of emotional development 
which they have displayed, we 
may be able to avoid a re- 
currence of these incidents, thus 
helping to Insure that those of 
us who are here to learn rather 
than to play might be allowed 
to progress along that most 
admirable avenue. 

Your humble servant, 
Jay R. Hoge 

Susan Barrett female archer and cause 
of East Hall. Photo by Geoff Anderson 

celebre" of the first battle 




Cindy Wommack, Polly Quigley, and Liz Orem enjoy the balmy 
breezes of sunny Chestertown at Kabat's Kafe. All students are in- 
vited to drop by and relax, while enjoying the Kafe's drinks, or Mrs. 
D's culinary delights. 

Pantsdressing Is Right On 

For Homecoming! 

I No doubt about it, we're living in the pants 
I age, and campus living couldn 't be easier, es- 
; pec/ally when you can Uvein our great pants- 
dresses and jumpsuits. Sizes 5-13. 

$20.00 to $32.00 

Upstairs in 

The Village Toggery 

301 HIGH ST. 

The Kafe 
Opens On 

Where else can you go to get 
a 12 ounce can of any type 
of soft drink with Ice no less, 
for only 15f?! The Kafe was 
created for the studeiits — 
to add to the attractiveness of 
the campus by filling In the 
empty patio and to Just be a 
nice quiet place to go to talk. 

Tired of sitting in the base- 
ment while you eat your food? 
Then bring It on out to Kabat's 
Kafe, buy yourself a soft drink, 
and enjoy the weather and fresh 
air while we still have It. 

Kabat's Kafe was set up with 
the idea of Just breaking even. 
Any profit will be turned over 
to tiie College directly. 

The ultimate plan is to operate 
a nice quiet place with good 
food, specialties and expresso 
coffee with maybe Kafe danc- 
ing in the evenings with music 
provided. The Kafe expects 
to do most of its business on 
weekends when the Snack Bar 
is closed. 

Already the Kafe has run a- 
cross some problems — which 
Include lack of participation by 
students, complaints that the 
Kafe is occupying the frater- 
nities' backyard, and c om- 
plaints that it's hard for the 
snack bar workers to serve the 
students inside and outside. 

During the winter, when the 
Kafe is closed, inquiries will 
be made into- further pos- 
sibilities for the Kafe. Any 
suggestions will be appreciated. 

Washington College's own version of the brain drain, the Warwick 
five, is pictured above. 

Warwick Girls Find 
Washington Different 

"At Warwick, the women's 
dorms are never locked, boys 
are always allowed In, and no 
one is expected back." The 
number of rules and regulations 
at Washington College was 
among the first things to Im- 
press the five exchange students 
from Warwick, England, Rosa- 
line Borlery, Linda calver, 
Sally Davis, Barbara Maxwell, 
and Jill Lockwood. Despite 
these inhibiting factors they all 
found the people "... nice and 
friendly, especially the pro- 

When queried as to what was 
missed the most, they all agreed 
that there is nothing here to 
compare to the Social Building. 
This building contains a bar, 
a sandwich bar (open during 
the day), a snack bar (open 

You Can't Win 

How I won the War Dept... 

Accounts differ on Just how 
Washington College's first in- 
tracolleglate Freudian Dream 
Feud began. However, most 
concur that an iU-tlu-own water 
balloon which plummeted from 
East HaU onto a vindictive 
feminine archer Monday after- 
noon was the underlying qause 
for the ruckus. Reprisal fol- 
lowed reprisal, until a clan- 
destine conference of war was 
held on 3rd Floor Reid that even- 
ing, where It was decided to take 
East Hall by sheer numbers that 
night and drive the fraternal 
chauvinists Into the Chester 
River, or at least freak 'em 
out a little. The donnybrook 
that ensued at 11:15 P.M. can- 
not be wholly recounted, for it 
left this reporter stunned and 
shaken, himself an innocent 
victim of the action and com- 
bat fatigue. Howling their ral- 
lying cry ' 'Um Tut Sut! " 
("Mangy Mutt!"), the girls 
stormed East Hall en masse, 
only to be initially outflanked 
by the Greeks, who were for- 
warned by a traitorous head 
from South Kent. East Hall 
soon responded with a running 
bucket brigade into Reid HaU. 
From there, the action event- 
ually spread outward until most 
of the campus was embroiled 
in the conflict, with battle lines 
being roughly drawn along Rt. 

by captain January 

213. Undoubtedly many con- 
flicting anecdotes will, and have, 
come out of the two hour en- 
gagement, but this reporter, for 
some preverse reason, cannot 
get the symbolic sexual Impli- 
cation out of his ever-expanding 
head — of the cats throwing 
water on the chicks, and, In 
return, being pelted with eggs 
by very same girls. 

Kosmlc kudos go reamingout 
this week to Carole "G.W." 
Denton, for the rankest reply, 
plus 25? in coin, to the Capt. 
January What's the Ugliest 
part of Your Body Contest and 
Innuendo Bee... 

(Um Tut Sut! Sure, why 
not? Write to Capt. January, 
c/0 Washington ELM.) 

Oieitertown Scnke Center 


7 Lni. - 9 p.iii. 


at night ), a grocery shop, 
cigarette machines, game room, 
the Airport Lounge (built 
for about 200 people where 
dances, concerts, and union 
meetings are held), andanews- 
paper office. The Building it- 
self is built for about 1200 
people, but the university right 
now has over 2000 people and 
is still growing. There aren't 
too many chairs, but It's all 
carpeted, so everyone sits on 
the floor — the Building is so 
popular that most of the stu- 
dents congregate there every- 

English System 

During the Interview, they 
also compared the English sys- 
tem of education to the Ameri- 
can system. Their educatio- 
nal system Itself is a political 
issue and controUed by politics 
because the government pays 
for all education. Each student 
gets a grant, the size of which 
depends upon the amount of 
income his parents have. The 
grant is for maintenance; it 
includes all non- educational ex- 
penses — living expenses. 

The structure of the ed- 
ucational system In England is 
very different from the Ameri- 
can system structure. AHclilld- 
ren take nationwide exams when 
they are eleven years old. These 
exams determine whether they 
should go to a technical school, 
a secondary school, or a 
grammar school. Secondary and 
grammar schools are Ijoth aca- 
demic, but grammar schools are 
harder to get into and are more 

Three Subjects 
English students spend 13 
years In secondary schools and 
only 3 years at the university. 
By the time a student is 16, 
he Is specializing In only 3 
subjects, so that whenhe enters 
the university he begins to take 
courses in his major area of 
study immediately since there 
are no distribution require- 
ments; background courses are 
taken in the secondary schools. 
At the University of War- 
wick there are no classes as 
we have them here. There are 
lectures, but these are not com- 
pulsory. The most Important 
part of a course Is the semi- 
nar, which is supposed to be 
compulsory. There are only 4 
to 6 people In a seminar and 
It is of no specified length. 




Vreshrran" Paul Bfown attempts a sliding kick against Gallaudet in the Shomen's 2-0 victory this past 
Wednesday. The Sho'men are currently 2-1-1 on the season. 

Soccer, Cross Country Split with Gallaudet 
Entertain Lycoming Here Saturday 

The Washington soccer squad 
upped Us season's mark to 
2-1-1 on Wednesday with a 2-0 
shutout over visiting Gallaudet 

Sophomore Freddie Buckel 
was in the goal, replaclngFrank 
Ogens who could not play be- 
cause of a bad knee. In addit- 
ion to Ogens, Mark Slnklnson 
and Steve Sandebeck were out 
of action due to a motorcycle 
accident and a bad ankle re- 
spectively. Coach Athey reports 
that the three will be healthy 
for the Homecoming Game ag- 
ainst Lycoming this Saturday. 

The Sho'men scored one goal 
In each of the two final quar- 

ters against Gallaudet. Bill In- 
nls put Id the first with an as- 
sist from Jim Wenzell at 12: 
37 of the third period. In the 
fourth, wentzell headed in a 
corner kick by Bob Bailey. 
Washington fired 25 shots on 
goal as opposed to 15 for Gal- 
laudet, The Shore made eight 
saves versus sevenfor their op- 
ponets and outdid Gallaudet 18 
to 8 in penalties. 

While soccer was enjoying a 
win, the cross country team 
has Us problems. As they lost 
to ^llaudet 29-26. The best 
performance of the day for the 
harriers was turned In by Ho- 



Thur., Oct. 15 - Wed., Oct. 21 

Elliott Gould 
Paula Prentiss 



R rating 

The "In" Out of Town Spot- 
For Your Special Party 
And Evening. 

P O. BOX 365 



We are closing this Nov. Ist 
for the winter season and will 
reopen on May 1st. 

Expressing our best wishes and gratitude 
for the patronage of Washington College. 

Crew to Dip Oars 
with Salisbury Eight 

by Dave Griffith 

ward Stauber as he covered the 
five mile course In 29:31. The 
only other Sho'mento place high 
were Bob Maskrey and Rick Hor- 
stmann who came In fifth and 
sixth respectively. The har- 
riers, who are now 2-3 on the 
season, take on Dickinson and 
Drew In the homecoming clas- 

Club Riders 
Win Awards 

by Ross Peddicord 

The Riding Club had quite a 
heyday at its Fall Horse Show 
held last Sunday, October 11, at 
the farm of Mr. Pete Burgess 
near Rock HalL 

Several local exhibitors, as 
well as two W. C. students, 
showed their horses inthe Six- 
teen class program, judged by 
Mr. Marshall Thompson, one of 
Maryland's most acclaimed 
horse show Judges, and Ms as- 
sistant, Glen James. 

Cindy Thompson,afreshman, 
won the Village Toggery-spon- 
sored Pleasure Hack Class with 
her bay hunter, Spats; and Mary 
Jane Eavenson, a sophomore, 
earned two ribbons with Mrs. 
Willis Shackelford's "Chubby." 
"Chubby", usually ridden side- 
saddle by his owner on her 
Chestertown farm, performed 
at his best when not asked to 
negotiate a fence. 

The show (and party after- 
wards) proved a great success, 
largely due to what one exhib- 
itor termed "perfect course", 
a handsome selection of silver 
Revere bowls. Julep cups a- 
warded as prizes,and many fine 

Debbie Goldstein, Riding 
Club's new president, was show 
chairman, asslstedby Mary Jane 
Eavenson, Ross peddicord, and 
Mr. Alfred Roberts as course 

The fall rowing season, which 
In most crew circles is con- 
sidered a preparatory training 
period to the spring season, 
began for the Washington Col- 
lege Crew Club with the firm 
rejection of this tradition and 
the decision to go all out (or 
both seasons. This decision left 
Ben Troutman's successor, as 
coach, Bob Nelll of the English 
Department, the task of pre- 
paring a twenty man squad for 
Saturday's race with Salisbury. 
Mr. Nelll has responded by 
dividing the club into two 8- 
man sheUs; the challenger 
(black) and the defender (ma- 

This fall's defender consists 
of Captain Frank Iglehart as 
stroke, and returning oarsmen 
Eric Ruark, Tom Washington 
and Pete Chekemaln. Rounding 
out the heavy-weight shell are 
freshman Drew Horton, who 
rowed at South Kent and John 
Snyder who rowed at Mt. Her- 
man and toured Europe as a 
member of the 1968Youthteam, 
They flanked by sophomorejohn 
Cann and freshman Harold 
Thompson. Freshman Mick Du- 
lln of St. Andrews is the cox- 
swain of the defender. 

The challenging black boat is 
stroked by President Chris 
Combs, with ex-Presldent John 
Carlln, Chris Rogers and Les 
Clofli as returning regulars. 
The remaining seats in the light 
weight boat are filled by fresh- 
men Jan Rosenthal, and Rick 
Rogers, sophomore Jon Spear 
and Junior Dave Griffith. 

This Saturday, at 11:00, these 
two boats win compete with ai- 
Isbury State In the traditional 
2000 meter course which fin- 
ishes at the town dock. Sal- 
isbury has the apparent advan- 
tage In that they have 15 more 
days of water practice to their 
credit due to an earlier achool 
opening date. Washington, 
however, will overcome this 
with experience and determina- 
tion. The race is again imlque 
In that Salisbury has bever beat- 
en the first boat of Washington, 
yet this year It has the added 
Interest in that the Sho'men's 
second shell has never lost 
to a rival school while carry- 
ing a Washington Crew. 

Other races for the fall sea- 
son Include a return match at 
Salisbury's homecoming on the 
31st, and a November ^th race 
with George Washington 


Washington's Bob Maskrey and Rick Horsiman and Gallaudet'^ 
Gary Greenstone are shown closely bunched with a quarter mile 
to go in Wednesday's meet. Greenstone came on to shade Maskrey 
31:02 to 31:06 for fourth place while Hdrstman faded to 31:32 
for sixth. Gallaudet took the meet 26-29. p,,^,^^ t,y ceoff Anderson 





Given By 


by Dave Beaudouin 

"I want to take a stand on 
poetry, where one enters Into 
communication with tUs au- 
dience such as people talk," 
Thus did poet wilUam Staf- 
ford, recent recipient of the 
National Book Award, and pre- 
sently poet- in-re side nee at the 
Library of Congress, preface 
his remarks at the reading of 
his poetry, Thursday afternoon 
at 3:30, October 15, In Queen 
Anne's Lounge. The event was 
sponsored by the Sophie Kerr 
Committee's Lecture series, 
with the aid of the Washington 
CoUege Writer's Union. 
Favorite Poet 
Introduced by professor 
Robert Day, Sophie Kerr 
Committee member and or- 
ganizer of the writer's Union, 
as "my favorite poet," Mr. 
Stafford Immediately launched 
Into his first poem, "Burkle". 
followed by fourteen other se- 
lections, Including "Aunt Ma- 
ble", "At the Unnatlonal 
Monument Along the Canadian 
Border", and "Passing Re- 
mark", Between readings, the 
author attempted to explain the 
themes of his pieces, and more- 
over, what he considered the 
mechanics of poetry to be; to 

Play To 
Open Soon 

"Enter a Free Man",byTom 
Stoppard, concerns a man and 
the game he Is playing, and the 
games that the other prople a- 
round him are playing. George 
HUey, Inventor of indoor rain, 
leaves his wife and daughter 
lor fame, fortune, and the en- 
velope you can use twice. What 
does a man do when he real- 
izes that most of his life has 
been wasted playing a game and 
deceiving himself? Come see 
what George does about it. 

Directed by Timothy Maloney, 
the play will open Thursday, 
October 29 and will run through 
Saturday, Ocotber 31, George 
Riley is played by Tom Snode, 
with Judy Katz as Persephone, 
Mark Lobell as Able, Kim Bur- 
gess as Linda, Joel ElUns as 
Carmen, Jones Baker as Har- 
ry, Mar da Tressler, as 
Florence, and Reed Hessler as 


MO. 4 

Students, Faculty Speak On 
Physical Education Question 

Washington's Dhvslcaledura- n^t^^ i.„ii__ . . . _ 

William Stafford 

"...engage wlththe material and 
end with more than you had 
before." Mr. Stafford concluded 
his reading with his advice to 
aspiring writers, saying, "in 
the arts, the emergencies are 
the opportunities. The true 
artist should meet these 

After the poetry reading, a 
reception was held In the lounge 
for students and visitors to 
meet and talk with Mr. Staf- 
ford. The following morning, 
students from Professor Day's 
Creative Writing class were 
given twenty minute interviews 
with Stafford to discuss points 
of their individual Uterary 

Washington's physical educa- 
tion requirement comes under 
scrutiny by tho Academic Coun- 
cil, Wednesday, October 21, fol- 
lowing poll results sponsored 
by the Student Government As- 
sociation. From a poll of 503 
students, 137 voted to abolish 
the present 2 year requirement, 
124 felt the present require- 
ment Is adequate, and 220 vo- 
ted to reduce the requirement 
to one year. 22 students of- 
fered varying solutions of how 
a physical education require- 
ment at Washington College 
should be met. 

Quiet Debate 
With 71% of the student bo- 
dy vote favoring a change in 
the requirement, the physical 
education poll has touched off 
a quiet debate on campus. O- 
pinlons vary in the extreme. 
BlU Monk, secretary ofthelVlR. 
A. feels the two year require- 
ment is necessary, simply, "Be 
pause vou need exercise." 

Gail Sanchez says, "I think 
it is completely unnecessary 
and out of place in a liberal 
arts education." 

The argument Is centered a- 
round the requirement. Most 
students feel there is nothing 
wrong with physical education, 
but they dislike Its being com- 
pulsory. The discussion In the 
S. G. A. and before the Ac- 
ademic council is not the phil- 
osophy behind physical educa- 
tion, but a popular and feas- 
ible way to incorporate It In 
the curriculum. 

Peter Heller, president of the 
S.G.A., says, *T don't think 
they should have an advantage 
over the other departments in 
the school." He is favoring 
a plan in which the phys. ed, 
requirement could be met by 
students, requiring a standard 
proficiency in six different 
sports. The physical education 
department would teach various 
activities and administer tests 
of proficiency in at least six 
of these activities. 
Seager Plan 
Robert Seager, Dean of the 
College, favors the plan out- 
lined above, but would also ag- 
ree to a plan In which stu- 
dents fulfUl their first year 
requirement and then are al- 
lowed to fulflU the second by 
other means, such as parti- 
cipation In an Intramural sport. 
He says that, personally, "1 
am pro-jock," but he is most 

interested In how the students 
on campus feel about the re- 

Penny Fall, director of wo- 
men's physical education, ar- 
gues that "of the students who 
come to Washington College 
they have little or noknowledge 
or appreciation of their physi- 
cal capabilities. The majority 
are what I have coined anhy- 

Edward Athey, Director of 
Athletics, feels "emphatically" 
that in a liberal arts educa- 
tion "you can't separate the 
physical from the mental." He 
feels that because physical re- 
creation Is becoming so popu- 
lar In our society, and people 
are paying generous amounts 
of money towards lessons for 
sports, students should appre- 
ciate the athletic opportunities 
available to them at Washing- 
ton College. 

Phys, Ed. Statement 

by Women's Phys. Ed. Dept. 

Before the motion for re- 
duction of the physical Educa- 
tion requirement can even be 
considered, one basic question 
must be answered. 

Does the college have a re- 
sponsibility for the education 
and development of the indi- 
vidual's physical being as well 
as his Intellectual being? 

If the answer Is no, then there 
Is no reason for the existence 

Scene trom rehearsal of 
ber 31 at Tawes Theatre, 

"fcnter A Free Man", to be performed Thursday night October 29 thru Octo- 

of any such required program, 
or for that matter. Intramural 
or varsity programs. 

If, however, it is yes--and 
our experience would lead us 
to lean in that direction— then 
the best possibility program 
should be instituted: I.e., a 
four year required program 
meeting 4-5 days per week. 
If this is not possible— and 
we are realists—then the next 
alternate is the most realistic 
and feasible required program 
that can be offered. We believe 
that the 2 year, 2 classes per 
week program Is such an al- 

Why? As with any well defined 
professional discipline we In the 
women's department have cer- 
tain principles and objectives 
that guide us in the adminis- 
tration and operation of our pro- 
gram These are: 

1. That this college has a 
responsibility for the develop- 
ment of the individual both phy- 
sical and mentally, since the ef- 
fective use of knowledge de- 
pends upon physic! fitness now 
and during later life. 

2. That the general purpose 
of required health and physi- 
cal education is to develop and 
maintain basic physical skills 
that can be applied both now 
and in later life, and to foster 
the development of a positive 
attitude toward measures de- 
signed to maintain good health 
and physical fitness. 

3. In line with the above 
the specific objectives of the 




Phys. Ed. Requirement 

The hue and cry have once again been raised over the is- 
sue of shortening or abolishing Washington College's two 
year gym requirement. Unfortunately, the advantages and 
disadvantages of the school's compulsory physical educa- 
tion program are being obscured by the current debate. 

This is not to suggest that either side has attempted to 
purposely confuse the issue. However, neither side has 
tried to clarify it. The problem seems to be that the Physi- 
cal Education Department and the student body are argu- 
ing over two different questions. 

The athletic department continues to act as if the ques- 
tion being debated was the survival of their program and 
department on campus. Their position is that if attendance 
were not mandatory, no students would enroll in gym 
courses, thus negating the need for instructors. This is said 
to be because despite the efforts of the athletic depart- 
ment, the students do not sufficiently appreciate the need 
for a sound body. Most students, it seems, are "motor 
morons" who desperately need education in physical de- 
velopment but are too lazy or unintelligent to come to 
gym class of their own free will. 

The Student Government continues to assert that the on- 
ly aspect of the physical education program under discus- 
sion is its compulsory nature. The majority of students 
would even without compulsion continue to take "gym" 
courses, and it is unfair that a department with a two year 
requirement should be non-credit. In essence, they and 
most of the student body feel the two year requirement is 
unnecessary and that one year or less of required physical 
education would suffice. 

In the hopes that it ma, simplify matters, the ELM 
would like to make the following points. First, to be op- 
posed to compulsory gym classes is not equivalent to op- 
position to exercise and physical fitness. Second, the con- 
cept of physical education and the values of athletics is not 
synonymous with the Washington College Physical Edu- 
cation Department. Therefore, since there is obvious 
dissatisfaction with some aspects of the program as it now 
exists, perhaps students and instructors could meet and 
design a program suitable to both. 

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Students may park a proper- 
ly registered vehicle in any of 
the campus parking lots with 
the exceptions ol those areas 
designated for faculty and staff 
use or designated as tow away 

Faculty and Staff lot is the 
"A" lot behind William Smith 
HaU. It may be used by stu- 
dents from 6 p.m, to 8 a,m. 
Monday through Friday andfrom 
12;00 noon Saturday until 8 a.m. 

The following areas will be 
considered tow away zones. Fire 
lane behind the hill dorms, 
Queen Anne'sand Caroline drlv- 
way, Kent House driveway, the 
dining hall parking lot, and the 
Admissions Office driveway. 
Cars parked In these areas will 
be towed away at the owner's 

(Note; Student parking Is not 
permitted In the Reid Hall lot 
unless special permission has 
been granted by the Student 
Affairs Office.) 

Students may not drive or 
park on any walkway or grass 
are of the campus at any time. 

Daphne Hanks, Washington College's New Homecoming Queen. 

Roommate Wanted 
3 Bedroom House 
Roundtop Road 
Female Roommate 
Her Share of Rent $40.00 

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Letters to the Editor . . 

Sincere Pity 

Dear Mr, Hoge, 

First let me express sincere 
pity for you and your present 
state of mind. If all you ex- 
pect out of your precious three 
thousand dollars is the privilege 
to be left alone In your sound- 
proof cubicle and reflect on 
Aristotle, then you are being 
suckered even more than the 
average "Infantile" student. 

Those poor, misguided child- 
ren! Wasting their time throw- 
ing water (dangerous activity) 
and screaming and yelling as if 
they were actually havlnga good 
time! What a subversive act- 
ivity — how can they be so 
audacious as to think that un- 
inhibited fun has any place at 
all In education? 

So I'll tell you what, Mr. 
Pragmatlst — you stay in your 
room and rot in your own nar- 
row-minded self-righteous- 
ness, while the rest of the peo- 
ple here go on with their 
despicable attempts to destroy 
Washington College with two 
deadly weapons, water and 
laughter. May the great sterile 
god of Academla, and Mr. Hoge, 
damn you forever, you foolish 

J Alexander McCosh 

Obvious Flaw 

Dear Mr, McCosn; 

Since this rebuttal is being 
published in the same issue of 
The ELM as the letter it is 
answering, it should be obvious 
to everyone, up to and includ- 

ing the redoubtable Mr, McCosh, 
that I have been allowed to see 
the missive printed above prior 
to its publication. For this 
privilege, I gratefully thank 
the Editor, 

The best way to demonstrate 
the most obvious flaw in Mr. 
McCosh's thoroughly peccable 
logic Is by way of an analogy. 
The only real difference bet- 
ween twxing ( a socially ac- 
ceptable activity) and assault 
( an act which society deems 
reprehensible) is that, hi the 
former, there are two consent- 
ing parties involved, while, in 
the latter, only one party con- 

sents. Thus, if two people 
agree to beat each other to 
bloody pulps, this is fine and 
dandy. If, however, one of the 
people does not wish to be 
beaten, we, as hopefully civiliz- 
ed human beings, can not 
condone such a violation of his 
rights. The same principle 
also applies to water battles. 
If Mr. McCosh and his 
friends wish to drench them- 
selves, this is fine 'with me, 
provided that, in doing so, they 
do not Interfere with my ri^t 
to abstain from such frolics. 
If this proviso is ignored, I 

Fake Marijuana 

What do you do with a 21 inch 
high lifelike reproduction of 
a real marijuana plant that 
costs you 2 bucks? Well, let 
us tell you what the American 
Civil Liberties Union is doing 
with the profits from each 

Every penny of profits helps 
fund the Marijuana Civil 
Liberties Project, a coordi- 
nated national effort which is 
now working to legally con 
test unconstitutional mari- 

juana laws, legally defend 
people facing prison and jail 
terms under such laws, and 
appeal cases to higher courts. 

For iust $2.00 (and that in- 
cludes postage) you'll not 
only be getting a good-looking 
plastic grass plant, in natural 
shades of green, but you'll 
also be helping to protect 
your brothers, your sisters 
and maybe even yourself from 
repressive laws and unjust 

With A Real Purpose 

P.O. BOX 13053 
PHILA, PA, 19101 

:RIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1970 



n Display 

\ rare public showing of late 
century European and 
lerican prints and drawings 
being held in the Gibson Fine 
ts Center. The exhibit was 
(or the Homecoming 
ekend and will end thlscom- 
Sunday, October 25. 
>art of an extraordinary coi- 
tion of 20,000 items be- 
sathed in 19U by George A. 
:as to the Maryland Institute 
Art, the display was select- 
by John Sparks of the In- 
ute faculty, and is sponsored 
the Maryland Arts Council. 
Imphaslzing the works of 
Delacroix, Dore, Manet, 
Whistler, the exhibition has 
housed at the Baltimore 
seum of Art on indefinite 
from the Institute, 
ccording to prof. Robert 
Janson-La Palme, director 
iit history, "The size of 
Lucas Collection makes 
lie displays rare. We feel 
unate in having these re- 
sentative works on our cam- 

Student muses over Lucas collection of 19th century Prints and 
Drawings. The exhibit is from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 
and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday. 

lenry Moves On To New Home 

bv Angelo 
This story began in Dean Sea- 
r's office when I interviewed 
n on October 7. I introduced 
'SGlf as an ELM reporter, 
ted that my assignment con- 
rned "Henry", and told him 
leeded information concern- 

the group's difficulties In 
:alning a permanent practice 

*Uh huh. Are you connected 
h the group in any way? 

you their business man- 

? Do you represent them 
any other way?" he asked. 

IMsfvous Laughter 
laughed nervously and said 

but admitted that I did 

with them, 
le seemed satisfied and we 
■e able to continue. During the 
ulng conversation he stres- 

that the administration Is 
avor of allowing the group 
iracttce. n« added that he 
Id personally see to it that 
e action was taken. 

Confidential Files 
an Seager was willing to 
'SB his reasons for not 
'Ing the group to use Bill 


Fh. - Sat. I 

Jungle Book i;!; 

Love Bug - ;|:;' 

Sun. ■ Tues. >;: 

Soldier Blue iji; 


Thurs. - Wed. ;■;• 

Smith. He expiamea mat confi- 
dential files are kept in the 
■building. For this reason, he 
was opposed to "handing out 
keys" because duplicates 
"could be made at any hardware 
store." Students will be allowed 
to use the auditorium asaplace 
to study, but custodians must be 
present to insure that cigar- 
ette butts are stamped out. 
"There has to be control," 
said the Dean. 

After some further discussion 
concerning alternate sites for 
the group's practice sessions, 
the interview closed with Dr. 
Seager promising to look into 
the matter. He also requested 
that I return later In the week 
so that he could Inform me as 
to what he had discovered. 

Seager Letter 

That evening. Dale Trusheim, 
the drummer for "Henry" al- 
lowed me to read a letter signed 
by Dean seager, dated Sept. 
24. It restated the above points 
and added that there was a 
"Probability that the building, 
open, lighted and in use at night 
would soon attract other stu- 
dents in no way connected with 
the band. ' ' The impressive num- 
ber of people who have come to 
listen to "Henry" during their 
rehearsals at Tawes would seem 
to bear this out. A decision 
to use the Student Activities 
Center would appear to be in 
everyone's best Interest. 

"Henry" realizes that many 
people have come to hear them 
play. Dale smiled when he was 

told that there must have been 
thirty or forty students at each 
of their practices. "We would 
like to see them come, but 
they tiave to put up with con- 
stant interruptions," he empha- 
sized, "li's a college band, so 
why not come?" 

Later Developments 

The following Monday I re- 
turned to Dean Seager's office, 
I was disappointed to learn 
that the Dean had understood 
that I would look into the mat- 
ter and inform him of devel- 

The matter has been resol- 
ved, however, since the Student 
Center has been made available 

Center has been made available 
to "Henry." It is hoped that 
each of you will come see "Hen- 
ry" play. 

Readers Write . . . 

have every right to be furious, 
as much so as If I were beaten 
black and blue by Mr. McCosh. 
I would never interfere with 
Mr. McCosh's right to pursue 
happiness in his own way. In 
fact, I would go so far as to 
wish he would drown In utter 
bliss, I merely request that he 
not try to drag me under with 

Your humble servant, 
Jay R. Hoge 



Dear Editor, 

with an empty bucket, 
Liz Orem 

Physical Ed. 

After hearing both sides of 
the issue, I feel I can speak 
out quite freely on the subject 
of physical education at Wash- 
ington College. 

It has come to my know- 
ledge that certain senior stu- 
dents have not yetfinlshedthelr 
phys. ed. requirements and are 
now trying to shirk the respon- 
sibility of that two yearrequle- 
ment by taking action against 
the phys. ed. program. 

To those studentslask wheth- 
er or not you are aware of 
what you are doing to your- 
selves. If you reply yes— look 

people today tend to have 
much more free time and no 
activity to occupy the time or 
at least no great physical ac- 
tivity. For the most part your 
bodys will suffer. 

Actually, we are really fort- 
unate to be offered so much 
In the physical education pro- 
gram especially In a school of 
this size. For example, I was 
really Impressed that golf was 
offered and likewise with fenc- 
ing, archery, and badminton. 
Also there's bowling and in- 
struction In riding. 

The there's the exercise and 
dance requirements for women. 

Modern dance — here's a chance 
for people to express themsel- 
ves in a really creative way. 
Exercise Is provided to teach 
us how to exercise properly 
now and in the future when phy- 
sical activity may be cut down. 

In total, this two year phys, 
ed. requirement isn't such a 
bad deal. 

In an article by Sam Brown, 
Jr. (heard of him??), he talks 
about the increased awareness 
of the human body in an open 
way. It Is ourTelponsFbUity 
to take care of our bodies 
and that Is why the phys, ed. 
requirement is so important. 
The instructors are really try- 
ing to help us for the future 
and there's no reason why we 
can't go along with this require- 
ment and even get involved in- 
tramural sports, too. 

You might even find thephys,. 
ed. classes fun-honest. Don't 
knock it until you've really 
tried it! 

Deborah Martin '74 

English Ed. 

Dear Sir, 

In order to correct any mis- 
conceptions that may have been 
created by the article in last 
week's ELM about the Univer- 
sity of Warwick, we would like 
to pohit out that the education 
system in England Is not a 
"political issue." Engllshedu- 
catlon at every level Is financed 
by the State, out of publictaxes, 
but this does not entail any 
control by the state over what 
i.s taught. Neither Is there 
any control over any student's 
personal political beliefs. The 
English political parties are all 
equally concerned with edu- 
cation, and their attitudes vary 
on such questions as Compre- 
hensive schools and student ra- 
dicalism — only In this sense 
is education a political Issue. 
We are sorry if our remarks 
on this point during our Inter- 
view have caused confusion. 
Love and kisses, 
Sally and Barbara and Ros and 

Women's Phys, Ed. Statement 

■ People Next Door \ 



There Vfill be a student poetry 
reading sponsored by the Wa^- 
ington College Writers' Union on 
Wednesday, October 28 at eight 
clock in the evening in the 
Reid Hall Lounge. Several stu- 
dents will read some of their 
1 works. Everyone is invited. 

required women's physical ed- 
ucation program are; 

a. To develop physical ca- 
pacities and knowledge essential 
to the needs of dally Ufe through 
individual and group activities; 

b. To develop an appreciation 
for physical activity as a foun- 
dation for a healthy life; 

c. To develop sufficient skill 
and knowledge in several ac- 
tivities in which the individual 
may participate throughout Ufe 
in order to maintain physical 
fitness and constructively and 
enjoyabiy utilize leisure time; 

d. To expose the Individual 
to numerous activities and to 
seek individual improvement in 
contrast to a specific degree 
of proficiency, avoiding over- 
development and over-speclal- 
izaHon through a limit on the 
total time permitted for a sin- 
gle activity. 

To begin to come close to 
fulfilling these objectives we be- 
lieve that 2 years are essential. 
Also In line with meeting these 
goals, as well as to enhance 
the experience, we offer a num- 
ber of activities at various skill 
levels. These include: archery, 
badminton, basketball, ballet, 
exercise, fencing, filed sports, 
folk dance, golf, gymnastics, 
modern dance, riding, softball, 
tennis, touch football, volley- 

Program Reduction 
If the program were reduced 
to one year, a number of these 
courses particularly those on 
the upper levels, would have to 
be dropped, thusdlmlnlshingthe 
experience offered to the stu- 

In summary then, from di- 
rected participation In physical 
education one learns the skills, 
and strategies of the activity; 

the health implications; the be- 
havior roles Involved in the ac- 
tivity situations; the satisfac- 
tions from self-expression and 
achievement; and the history 
contemporary status, and rela- 
tionships of the activity. 

Whole Man 

But play without a plan, with- 
out thought, without direction 
will make little contribution 
beyond the obvious organic 
values. As stated above, physi- 
cal education attempts to offer 
opportunities which go far be- 
yond these. In this way we 
have the opportunity to help to 
bring man into possession of 
himself, to provide him with 
means for enjoying life, to give 
him friends, fun and the emin- 
ent satisfactions of doing some- 
thing well. After all, it is the 
whole man we are educating — 
not just Ills memory. 







Shoremen Rated 
24th In 1970 
Stick Standings 

W&shinirton College was 
placed 24th in the Charles 
Rothstein ratings of the top 80 
teams among the 1 60 major 
colleges playing lacrosse in the 
1970 season. The Shoremen 
had been 17th in 1969, 11th in 
1968, 5th in 1967 and 10th in 

Washington was given a 84.7 
rating as compared to the 100 
given Johns Hopkins, Navy and 
Virginia. Others in the top ten 
v/ere Army (99), Cornell (98), 
Maryland (97), North Carolina 
(94), Brown (93.5), Yale (92> 
Hofstra (91.5) 

In order, the other rankings 

Rutgers, Syracuse, Harvard, 
FDU-'Madison, Towson State, 
Princeton, Washington and Lee 
Bowling Green, Pennsylvania, 
Cortland State, Denison, Ho- 
bart, Masschusetts, Washington. 
Delaware, Air Force Academy. 

Colgate, Denver, Adelphia, 
F & M, Baltimore U., Randolph- 
Macon, Wesleyan, Oberlin, Wil- 
liams, Union, Lehigh, Bucknell, 
Ithaca, New Hampshire, Ohio 
State, M.I.T., Penn State, Am- 
horst, Ohio Wesleyan, Middle- 

St. Lawrence, Dartmouth, 
Swarthmorc, Villanova, Duke, 
Wittenburg, UMBC, C.W. Post, 
Bowdoin, Brockport State, 
Drexel, Rochester Tech, Leban- 
on Valley, Western Maryland, 
Trinity, Geneso State, Loyola, 

East Carolina, Koanc^e. RJ*.I., 
Ohio University, Cojorado Col- 
lege, Kenyon, Plymouth State 
Hartwick, Nichols, Siena Con- 
necticut, Wooster, Holy Cross, 

Phoios by Ccoff Anderson 
Bob Bailey dribbles dov^rn field in Sho'mens 2-1 loss to Lycoming 
The Sho'men are currently 2-3-1 on the season as they travel to 
Dickinson on Saturday for the Red Devils Homecoming. 

Booters Drop Two , 
Fall Below ,500 Mark 

A winning record changed to 
a losing one as Washington 
dropped two in a row to Ly- 
coming and Towson State by 
scored of 2-1 and 2-0 In soc- 
cer action this week. 

In the homecoming contest, 
the Sho'men scored In the first 
period on an unassisted goal 
by Mark Slnklnson, but Lycom- 
ing came back with goals In 
the second and fourth periods 
(or the victory. In Tuesdays 
game, Towson scored In the 
third and fourth perlodsfor their 

Towson Shutout 

While disappointed by the 
shutout to Towson, Coach Ed 
Athey feels that the team play- 
ed much better in that game than 
In the one against Lycoming on 
Homecoming Day. The Sho'men 
proved that they could move the 
ball Into the offensive zone 
against Towson, but they stlU 
lack the ability to score when 

The explanation for this prob« 
ably lies in the position ]ug- 

A dejected Howard Stauber sits on track after double loss to Dick- 
inson and Drew on Saturday. Stauber finished in 29:02, good tor 
third against Drew and fourth against Dickinson. 

Sho' Boats Sink Salisbury Eight 
Maroon Beats Black 

gllng that Athey has had to do. 
The Sho'men roster has more 
than Its share of bad knees, 
bad ankles and muscle pulls. 
As a result, coach Athey has 
many of his men playing at half 
speed and still others playing 
at positions that are somewhat 
new to them. All of which adds 
up to 3 rough season for any 

Dickinson Game 
Realistically, the coach does 
not plan on winning the Mason- 
Dlxon regular season champ- 
ionship at this point. But he does 
think that Washington could take 
fourth in the league if some 
of the problems would clear 
up. Thosepesslmlstlcmaypolnt 
out that, with only two seniors 
on the squad, Washington could 
look forward to a potentially 
good season next year. But 
this season continues on Sat- 
urday with a road game against 
a good and Improving Dicken- 
son squad. A good game by 
the Sho'men would bring their 
record back to a respectable 

Last Saturday before a large 
Homecoming crowd the crew 
continued its winning ways over 
Salisbury State by beating the 
lower shoremen with two boats. 
The club's Maroon heavyweights 
boat won a clear victory as 
they jumped to a quick lead 
and stroked to an easy thirty- 
two second victory, with a time 
of 6:48. The black lighweight 
ijoat, rowing In the lane with 

the roughest water of the three, 
got off to a slow start, but 
pulled even at the 500 meter 
mark. At this point coxswain 
Slick Keenan called for a "po- 
wer-20'* which thrust the Black 
boat into a lead it never lost, 
although Salisbury raised Its 
stroke from 34 to 38 strokes 
per minute In a desperate at- 
tempt to catch the challengers 
In the final 500 meters. 

The race was partlculalrly 
gratifying for both shells Id 
that it confirmed the posslb* 
lllty for what Bob Nelll called 
before the race "the start o/ 
something big, something to 
be proud of". While the real 
test of this trend must wall 
for the spring, the oarsmen 
will meet Salisbury for their 
homecoming on Saturday Octo- 
ber 31, 

Washington's maroon heavyweight boat comes in for docking after the oarsmen had completed th 
2000 meter course in 6:48, Salisbury State has never beaten Washington College in crew competitio' 




SEP 28 1972 




NO. 5 






Grand Jury Orders Arrest 
Of 25 Students At Kent State 

Kent, Ohio (CPS)--The stu- 
dents ot Kent State Unlversltj 
saw tensions tielghten after In- 
dictments were returned Fri- 
day against 25 persons, none 
of them national guardsmen 
by the Grand Jury report, "thir- 
ty Indictments, covering 43ofr- 
enses" were returned against 
the twenty-five. 

Page two and three of the 
report were removed before 
the t8-page document was re- 
leased. The pages contain the 
names of those Indicted and 
the charges against them. The 
names and charges will be made 
public only after those indiv- 
iduals indicted have been ar 

Varied Reaction 
Student reaction to the In- 
dictment has been varied. Some 
feel the Indictments were too 
few, othere feel the number 
was too great. But the maj- 
ority of students belfeve that 
the entire Grand Jury report 
was a whitewash of the May 
disturbances. In Columbus, 
Ohio, the Student Mobilization 
Committee has announced an 
emergency press conference on 
the capltol steps and Is calling 
for "united massive action by 
Ohio students" in response to 
the Grand Jury "whitewash," 
The report never formally 
declares the May 4 disturbance 


KENT, Ohio (CPS) — Wil- 
liam Kunstler, attorney for the 
defense in the "Chicago Seven" 
trial, has offered his services 
to the 25 students Indicted at 
Kent State University for their 
roles InlastMay'sdisturbances 
Kunstler, speaking before 
about 1,000 students Monday 
night In an off-campus location, 
said those Indicted should form 
a single unit Iwcause "the 
State yields only when you're 
really together." 

Broad Support 
He Indicated that broad sup- 
port for those indicted is form- 
ing, as In the case of folk 
singer Judy Collins, who has 
pledged about $2,500 from a 
l>enefit concert. "It's not just 
your case," Kunstler said. 
'^t's the case of every Ameri- 
can college student." 

Morgan and Lough were nam- 
ed In secret Indictments hand- 
ed down Friday by a special 
state Grand Jury that Investi- 
gated the capipus rioting. The 
Grand Jury, in a report Issued 
Friday, aiso exonerated the 
Guard with regard to the deaths 
and said a major cause of the 
campus disorders wasadmlnls- 
trative pcmlssiveness and 
laxity In discipline, 

IndlctmentB for the other 23 
people have not been released 
to the public. 

Robert L White, Kent State 
president, Mqnday rejected 

a riot; it refers to a "riotous 
mob" and excuses National 
Guardsmen from guilt in the 
fatal shooting of four students 
and in the wounding of eleven 

National Guard 

The report states that the 
Guardsmen fired their weapons 
"in the honest and sincere be- 
lief, and under circumstances 
which would have logically led 
them to believe that they would 

suffer serious bodily Injury had 
they not done so," 

Police Dept. 

It goes on to declare the 
university police department 
"totally Inadequate to perform 
the functions of law enforcement 
agency," The allegation was 
documented with the "shock- 
ing inability to protect the Kent 
city firemen who responded to 
the fire at the RQTC building 
on May 2," 

Morgan Statement 

KE^P^, Ohio (CPS) -— Craig 
Morgan, president of the student 
body at Kent State University 
October 21 before assembled 

"1 would like to address my- 
self briefly to the nation as a 
whole. Not to those student 
who are apprehensive about the 
concerns expressed. It is un- 
derstandable how much a col- 
lege education means to you. 
This opportunity may seem too 
precious for you to Jeopardize 
by tiecoming involved with what 
ap[>ears to be extra - currt- 
cular activities. 

"But let me ask, once you 
have your degree, what kind of 
a life do you want to lead? 
Do you support a political sys- 
tem tiased on trust and recon- 
ciliation, or do you accept pol- 
itical rhetoric which divides and 
polarizes your country, and 
turns the resultant fears into 
tiatred for unpopular minority 

"We all understand the pres- 
sure which edsts in a giant 
university. Sympathy must be 
given to those who fear that the 
system may reject them alto- 
gether, through the tyranny of 
the grade-point averages, 
bringing catastrophe to future 
career and personal advance- 

"But we ask each student if 
he can find It In his conscience 
to take the risks inherent to 
becoming Involved inthe greater 
issues, which threaten trage- 

dy to our traditions of freedom 
and equality. 

"To this end we at Kent 
State are asking for a nation- 
wide moratorium on business 
as usual. We are asking that 
for one day students don't 
go to classes, don't spend their 
time drinking beer or playing 
football, but spend the day 
talking among themselves, with 
faculty members, with parents, 
and with college administrators 
about what is happening to us, 
about what Is happening to civil 
liberties In America today. We 
are asking that students across 
the nation demonstrate their 
unity In what ever manner they 
desire, whether that be by fasts, 
teach-ins, rallies, or whatever; 
with only one restriction, it must 
be done non- violently. There 
are politicians In this nation 
who are banking on a violent 
upheaval on any campus in 
America In order to get them- 
selves elected. We can't give 
them that opportunity. Anyone 
who doesn't see that is polit- 
ically blind. 

'^n addition, the student gov- 
ernment of KSU calls upon uni- 
versity communities and other 
citizens across the country to 
show their concerns over in- 
creasing political repression 
through a manifestation of uni- 
ty on October 31, by partici- 
pating In the non-violent mass 
demonstrations throughout the 

On Trial 

Washington College has avoided extremism. Washington 
College has avoided controversy. Washington College has 
avoided divisiveness. Washington College has avoided the 

The theory is that students are here to acquire a liberal 
arts education. This means they must turn their attention 
to the serious task of learning, undistracted by the tempo- 
rary upheavals outside the College. For the most part, stu- 
dents accept this premise. They concentrate on their stu- 
dies and extracurricular activities-and for four years are 
confident that the outside world cannot touch them. 

In the last few years someone has burst the bubble. Stu- 
dents at most other colleges have found, as they were car- 
ried away to jail, the hospital, or the morgue, that the 
world can touch them all too easily. It is they who cannot 
touch the world. College does not protect; it only isolates. 

Washington College has not yet had that awakening. The 
world has not yet reached in, with its cruel and careless 
fingers. So we continue on "protected." And when the 
president of the Kent State Student Body is indicted over 
the Kent State massacre, most of us will be indilferent or 
vaguely sympathetic. Even at the best, it will never occuf 
to us that we could have been the ones on trial -that we 
may still be the ones on trial. We are innocent, and inno- 
cent men don't go to prison, do they? 

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student demands that the school 
oppose any Indictments handed 
down by the Jury saying that 
Indictments "are part of our 
Judicial system," 

Legal System 
Kunstler did voice some hope 
in working through the present 
legal system, saying "We are 
confronted with a legal system 
that can be utilized." He said, 
however, that the Portage Coun- 
ty Grand Jury had utilized law 
to protect the National Guard 
against murder and termed the 
indictments as did Joseph Rho- 
des, a member of the Scranton 
Commission, "Mississippi 


He said, in that case, the 
Grand Jury "used the law to 
condone murder and the courts 
to condone silence," 

Kunstler urged the audience 
to support the indicted students, 
and especially asked for mone- 
tary contributions to a legal 
defense fund which is being 

Student Body Debates Events 

by Dave Beaudouin 
At 3 student body meeting 
by the S.G.A, Wednesday night, 
October 28, at 11 p.m. In Hyn- 
son Loung, student Senate 
President peter Heller informed 
students as to the nature of 
the National Moratorium this 
Saturday, October 31, and spec- 
ifically, the activities planned 
for the Washington College cam- 
pus this weekend, in support 
of Saturday's action. 
Teach -In 
Heller stated that a teach- 
in wlU be held Saturday morn- 
ing at 10:30 A.M. In the Wil- 
liam Smith Auditorium to brief 
concerned students as to the 
evoluation of civil liberties In 
Europe, and. Indirectly, in a- 
merlca, from a historical and 
socio-political standpoint. Pro- 
fessors Belcher, Fallaw, and 
Chergen are slated to parti- 
cipate in the forum. An open 
discussion will follow. 

That afternoon at 2 P.M. 
In Hynson Lounge, Mr. Stuart 
Ball, a member of the American 
Civil Liberties Union, and one 
of the defense lawyers at the 
Chicago Conspiracy trials, will 
address students on "Repres- 
sion of Civil Liberties in Amer- 

Student Reflection 
Heller cautioned studentsthat 
Saturday's activities on campus 
win be a "non-violent reflection 
on civil liberties In reguard 
to recent legal developments 
at Kent State and other cam- 
puses," and not a boycott of 

SGA Gial 
The S.G.A. President went 
on to say that future lectures 
on the subject of civil liberties 
vifh both pro and con speak- 
ers from the A.C.L,U., Con- 
gress, and the Justice Depart- 
ment, are to be scheduled 

'hroughout the school year. 
"Our Goal," Heller concluded, 
"is to educate ourselves on the 
nature of civil liberties InAmer- 
ica, both past and present," 


TEACH IN- 10:30 A.WI, 

William Smith Auditorium 


Professor Belcher 

Doctor Fallaw 

Professor Chergin 

SPEECH -2:00 P.M. 

Hynson Lounge 


Mr. Stuart Ball 

Attorney For Chicago Trial 

Member ACLU 




Spy' For 
Jregpn St. 

Eugene, Ore., (CPS)---The 
nlverslty of Oregon Office of 
udent Conduct has been grant- 
i special funds to hire law 
udents to aid in the investl- 

and/or prosecution of 
udent disruptors. 
Although they are officially 
led "assistant prosecutors", 
udents here are referring to 
em as "spies". 
These prosecutors will be 
red on an hourly basis dur- 

perlods of exceptionally 
avy case loads orwidespread 
lisruptive" activity. 
There is one hitch, however. 
addition to their other duties 
ey serve as eyewitnesses at 
monstratlons to observe any 
sslble violations of the stu- 
nt conduct code, prepare In- 
ctments, and then prosecute 
They will not be wear- 
; any Identifying uniform or 
"In effect," says stu- 
nt body vice president Mike 
nent, "they will be under- 
■er spies." 


Repression is a 
Four-letter Word 

M NS ON ( AMPL'S: Policeman, backed by National (Guards- 
man. lakinB gun from youth a( Kent State campus yesterday. 

^ent State SGA, SMC Issue 
Moratorium Policy Statements 

'Note: The officia/s of both 1= ^^ ^<^ "o' expect indict- 

Kent State S.G.A. and the 
I C. in New York were con- 
ted by phone Wednesday 
ernoon, October 28, by the 
M. Their results statements 

printed below). 

statement released by the 
Cent State University Student 
government Office: 

"A bill to bring to the pub- 
Ics attention the atmosphere 
If judical represesslon and po- 
ttical bias intenslfled by the 
pecial Ohio State Grand Jury 

Section I 

We believe the report Is 
■learly a political document 
'hich exceeds the boundaries of 
legal responsibility. In ad- 
ition to determining whether a 
rime was committed and 
hether evidence exists for a 
rosGcutlon, this grand Jury 
assed judgement on University 
dministratlve policy, facul- 
' teaching, and student verbal 
ehavior. This attack on the - 
Indents, faculty, and admln- 
rtration of KSU is an attack 
1 the role of the university 
free society, on academic 
wdom In the classroom, on 
le student culture, as well as 
Individual constitutional 
ehts of all Americans. 

ments of Guardsmen, the White- 
wash character of the report 
was forseeable. 

Section III 

Therefore, we call for a fed- 
eral grand jury investigation of 
the May 1-4 incidents at Kent 
so that all available evidence 
can be considered, includmgthe 
entire reports by the FBI, the 
President's Commission on 
Campus Unrest, as well as the 
state Grand Jury report. Thus, 
a federal grand jury should in- 
vestigate especially the pro- 
cedure by which the state "grand 
Jury reached its conclusions. 

Section IV 

In addition, we call on un- 
iversity communities and other 
citizens across the country to 
show their concern over hard- 
ening political repression 
through manifestation of unity 
on October 31 by participating 
in the non-violent mass demon- 
strations throughout the coun- 
try. On this day we urge you 
to show your support for the 
civil liberties of those indict- 
ed through your own construct- 
ive non-violent activities. 
Specifically, we asit youtocoll- 
ect money for the Kent De- 
fense Fund and to initiate local 
petitions to support our demand 
for a federal grand jury. 

American troops from South- 
east Asia, 

However, we realize that 
another equally Important focus 
for activities that day will be 
the demand for a federal grand 
jury investigation into the in- 
dictments of twenty-five Kent 
State University students, as 
handed down by the Ohio Grand 

We seetheseindictmentsonly 
in the light of the victims again 
being victimized. 

Say the magic word and the 
duck will come down with a 
can of mace. The magic word 
today is "Repression", campus 
radicals attempt to awaken 
America to its repressive in- 
stitutions. Moderates warn 
that leftist radicalism will br- 
ing down right wing repression. 
Blacks are no longer willing 
to endure racial repression. 
Poor whites are no longer will- 
ing to endure governmental re- 
pression for the sake of the 
blacks. Now college students 
may And the word becoming 
more significant in the future. 
Social Ills 

The ire of a nation beset by 
countless social ills has be- 
come focused on the college 
students. The iron hand may or 
may not be finally showing 
through the silk glove, but there 
have been enough "incidents" 
to unsettle even the most non- 
committed student. 

Incident I 
I, Kansas State University: 
President Nixon spoke at Kansas 
State University in Septem- 
ber to a crowd of 15,500 stu- 
dents, including fifty hec- 
klers," ..., Kansas Assistant 
Attorney General Richard Sea- 
ton announced a day later that 
all antl-Nlxonhecklershadbeen 
photographed. Those who could 
be Identified, he said, would 
be prosecuted for disorderly 
Conduct, and suspended from 
school If they were students. 
Seaton Is a candidate for Kansas 
Attorney General this year. 

Kansas State officials said 
that suspension of students is 
possible, but that they would 
be the ones to make that de- 
cision, and only after they are 
provided with information from 
the Secret Service Agency and 
the Kansas Bureau of Investl- 

Student Senate Meets 
In Emergency Session 

At the emergency S. G A. 
meeting called for Tuesday 
ni^t at 9 o'clock, several im- 
portant topics were discussed. 
These topics pertained to the 
recent events at Kent State 
University, where Craig Mor- 
gan, the president of the stu- 
dent iMdy, was arrested on 
charges of Inciting to riot in 
the second degree (for the de- 
tails of the charge and the 
arrest, please refer to the 
other articles on that subject 
in the newspaper.) 

First on the agenda was Craig 
Morgan's appeal for "nation- 
wide moratorium on business 
as usual," to be held this Sat- 
urday, October 31, in order to 
Section 11 Kent State University Student Sen- discuss what Is happening to 

>if„ ,. .1 ^ J y-L . « . « ~^. civil liberties In this country. 

We believe the grand jury ate and ftaduate Student Counci „>,„ ^^ , 11 

— " ■• ' The appeal was approved by 

Mobilization Committee Statement the Senate of Washington Coll- 
ege and a tentative agenda was 

'fonerates the National Guard 
"d state officials who decls- 
ons and actions led totheslay- 
"e of our Kent students, in- 
stnuch as the State Attorney 
3iil Brown stated in advance 
' grand Jury deliberations that 

"Basically the central locui. 
of the National Student Mobil- 
ization Committee this Oct- 
ober 31 will be a demand for 
immediate withdrawal of all 

drawn up, including a "teach- 
in" with students and faculty 
on Saturday morning, and an 
address on Saturday afternoon 
by Stuart Ball, one of the de- 

fense lawyers at the trial of 
the Chicago eight. Attempts 
were reported to get speak- 
ers on the "other side," from 
the U.S. Government, but all 
of these attempts failed. A 
spokesman for the F.B.I, said 
that hi order for someone to 
come and speak, they must 
have more notice in order to 
prepare. The office of the 
President of the United States 
stated that a written request 
had to be submitted at least 
one month before the event 
was to take place, 

A petition was brought be- 
fore the Senate for endorse- 
ment, protesting the arrest and 
indictment of Craig Morgan as 
a violation of his civil liberties. 
The motion for endorsement of 
this petition was tabled until the 
petition could be presented to 
the student body as a whole. 
The meeting was ended with 
the decision to hold an all- 
campus meethig on the foll- 
owing night, Wednesday, at 11 

Incident II 

U. Albuquerque, N. M., 
(C.P.S,): Six persons who say 
they were bayonetted by Nat- 
ional Guardsmen last May 8 
on the campus of the University 
of Mexico are suing state and 
National Guard officials for 
more than $1 million. 

Defendants In the suit, who 
have filed a motion to dismiss 
the claims, are New Mexico 
Governor David Cargo, state 
Adjutant General John Jolly, 
state Police Chief Martin Vigil, 
and several officers and 
members of the New Mexico 
National Guard, A hearing on 
the motion to dismiss is not 
expected until sometime in 

The plalnUffs are part of a 
group of a dozen or more per- 
sons treated for stab wounds 
in Albuquerque hospitals the 
evening of May 8 after Natio- 
nal Guard members maneuvered 
aljout the campus with unsheath- 
ed bayonets. The motion for 
dismissal says Injuries In- 
flicted by Guardsmen, if there 
were any, "were provoked by 
plaintiffs who assumed the risk 
of such Injuries." 

The motion for dismissal 
holds that none of the defen- 
dants ordered the stabbing and 
are therefore not responsible. 
The Guardsmen were merely 
assisting the State police and 
are not responsible, the motion 
holds. A hearing on the mo- 
tion to dismiss is expected 
in October, 

Incident Ml 

in. St. Louis (C.P.S.): 
Thirty-eight persons have been 
arrested and are awaiting trial 
later this Fall on forty-four 
separate charges filed In the 
wake of anti-war disturbances 
at Washington University's Air 
Force ROTC building last May 5. 

Four students have been 
charged with "sabotage against 
the federal government during a 
time of national emergency" 
and face a maximum sentence 
of thirty years in prison and a 
$10,000 fine, as well as ten 
years and $10,000 fine on se- 
parate charges of destruction 
of government property. 

Only two other U. S. ci^zen? 
have ever before been indicted 
for sabotage. The "national 
emergency" Included in the sa- 
botage charge was declared by 
president Harry Truman dur- 
ing the Korean War and has re- 
mained on the tiooksever since. 

Three students have been 
charged with violating the antl- 
riot section of the 1968 Federal 
Civil Rights Act for allegedly 
throwing a brick and two fire 
bombs at firemen fighting the 
Air Force ROTC blaze. All 
three face five year sentences. 


Carigero String Quartet to give 
free concert on Sunday, Nov. 1st 
at 3:00 p.m. in William Smith Aud- 




Mn,«"5 L-SRARY 

SEP ai 1972 




Parker Appointed 
To Board of Trustees 

The alumni of Washington 
College have appointed 28-year- 
old Theodore F. Parker, an 
alumnus and former ad- 
ministrator at the College, to 
the school's 36-member board 
of trustees, making him the 
youngest board member in the 
history of the College. 

Mr. Parker, whose appoint- 
ment also makes him one of the 
youngest college or university 
trustees in the nation, is pre- 
sently employed by a Boston 
real estate firm, a position he 
took only last August. Prior 
to that, and since graduating 
from Washington College in 
1964, he worked lor the Col- 
lege, first as an admissions 
oflicer and for the last three 
years as director of develop- 

His appointment to the Board 
of visitors and Governors of 
his alma mater came last Satur- 
day at a meeting of the Alumni 
Council, which was filling a 
board vacancy created by the 
recent death of 86-year- 
old Charles H, Gibson, an 
alumni- appointed member who 
had served on the board since 

Alumni appoint 12 of the 36 
members of Washington Col- 
lege's governing board. 

According tn John L. Bond 
'30, of princess Anne, Md., 
and chairman of the nominations 
committee of the Alumni Coun- 
cil, only recent graduates of 


the College wereconsideredlor 
the post. 

"We looked at our alumni 
representation on the board," 
Mr. Bond said, "and dis- 
covered that only two were from 
classes outside the period of 
1924 to 1937. One of those 
was from the class of 1951 and 
the other from '05. We wanted 
to correct this Imbalance." Mr. 
Bond added^ "I know we were 
overlooking many highly quali- 
fied people, but we made a 
decision to discount anyone who 
graduated earlier than 1950. 
And we think we came up with 
three excellent candidates." 
According to alumni office 
records, two thirds of Wash- 
ington College's living alumni 
have graduated since 1950. 

The other nominations were 
Robert J. colburn, Jr., 34, an 
attorney in Upper Marlboro, 
Md., and a graduate of the class 
of 1958; and Stephen G. Harper, 
27, a financial analyst with 
Ford Motor Company in Dear- 
born, Michigan, who graduated 

Tony Parker has just been appointed to the Bojrd of Visitors and 
Governors, making him at 28 the youngest boardmaster in the His- 
tory of the College. 

Richard Francis Appointed 
Assistant To The President 


D.J.'s Are 
Dii The Air 

WCTR, Chestertown's radio 
station, is adding a new dimen- 
sion to its broadcast. On Mon- 
day, November 9, from 3:30 to 
''rOO, "For What It's Worth" 
wUl premiere with Davidpoach 
at the microphone. Foil: and 
rock music will be played, in- 
terspersed with college-com- 
munity announcements. 

John Dlmsdale and Larry Is- 
raelite will be the '-head 
D. J, "s" along with many 
other students. Anyone in- 
terested in doing a show should 
contact John Dlmsdale, Hap- 
Plly for SGA finances, the 
fnanagement of WCTR Is 
paying for the time slot. 

"For What It's Worth" will 
*>« on the air every Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday, 3:30 to 
4:00, and can be found at 1530 
AM on your radio dial. 

Washington College has ann- 
ounced the appointment of Rich- 
ard H. Francis to the position 
of Assistant to the President. 
His appointment is elfectivfe 
November 1. 


Mr. Francis, 45, joins Wash- 
ington college with widely dis- 
tributed experience in execu- 
tive, diplomatic, educational, 
administrative and public rela- 
tions roles. An officer in the 
U.S. Marine Corps from 1949- 
1969, he has most recently been a 
management analyst with the 
Historical Division of Marine 
Corps Headquarters in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 


He earned a Bachelor of Sci- 
ence degree in Engineering at 
the U.S. Naval Academy, a Mas- 
ter of Arts degree in Internat- 
ional Relations at Yale Univ- 
ersity and is currently writing 
his dissertation for the Doctor 
of Philosophy degree in Polit- 
ical science at the University 
of Maryland. 

Among Mr. Francis* other 
special abilities are public 
speaking and lecturing. He 
has been a lecturer In Political 
Science for the University of 
Maryland Overseas Program, 
at the Spanish Navy War Col- 

lege and the Spanish Naval Aca- 

From 1963 until 1966 he served 
at the U. S. Embassy in 
Madrid, Spain, where his 
duties were varied and includ- 
ed acting as Interpreter for 
high level official contacts with 
Spanish authorities and serving 
as a U.S. representative at In- 
ternational conferences. He 
was commended for this work 
by the Spanish government. He 
taught at Yale University 1955- 
58, and was Involved also In 
-"'•^nslve student counseling 
and was active In public re- 
lations with civic ofUclals, 

During the Korean conflict, 
he was commanding officer of 
an artillery battery In combat. 
His service career Included 
positions as Operations Off- 
icer of the Marine Corps Re 
cruit Depot at San Diego, Pro- 
ject Dlrecor at Quantico, Va., 
and as a staff officer of the 
Organization of the Joint Chiefs 
of Staff at the Pentagon, 

His- professional affiliations 
include the American political 
Science Association and the Pi 
Sigma Alpha National Honor 
Society in Political Science. 
He is married to the former 

Delia Bailey of Long island, 
N.Y. They have three chil- 
dren; Mark, 19, a junior at 
College of the Holy Cross; 
Clare, 18, a freshman at Wheel- 
ing College; and Daniel, 14, an 
8th grader In Alexandria Jun- 
ior High School. Mrs, Francis 
is Director of Special Education 
in the Alexandria City School 

The appointment completes 
within four months Dr. Mer- 
dlnger's search for top-fU^t 
men to fill four key roles In 
the College administration; 
Dean of the College, Vice 
President for Development and 
Public Relations, Assistant to 
the President and a Director 
of Admissions. The creden- 
tials of over 50 people were 
considered in the search for an 
Assistant to the President, 

Any one Interested In giv- 
ing literary expression to any 
point of view which they bel- 
ieve necessary In the Elm 
please contact the Elm Office 
Be the H.L. Mencken of our 

To Speak 
On Morals 

"Moral Obligation — Fable 
or Fact?" will be the subject 
of a talk this Friday evening 
by one of America's most 
distinguished Black philoso- 
phers, Dr. William A. Banner 
of Howard University, 

The meeting, sponsoredbythe 
William James Forum, has 
been assisted by aspecial grant 
to the Department of Philosophy 
and Religion by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities, 
Dr. Banner will spend two days 
on the WashingtonCollegecam- 
pus under the Visiting Philoso- 
pher Program funded by the 

The meeting will be held in 
the Hynson Louge at 7 p.m. 
All are welcome to attend. 

In the course of his two- 
day visit, Dr. Banner will 
address the seminar In Philoso- 
phy of Law on Thursday even- 
ing and the History of Philoso- 
phy class on Friday afternoon. 

Dr. Banner is currently Pro- 
fessorflf Philosophy at Howard 
University In Washington. D.C. 
He holds a doctorate in philoso- 
phy from Harvard University 
and Is the author of "Ethlcs; 
An Introduction to Moral 

Set For 

Nov. 8th 

paintings by Naomi Boretz, 
a New York City professional 
artist, will be on display at 
Washington College, November 
8 - 22, in a show sponsored 
by the campus art exhibits com- 

A reception In honor of Miss 
Boretz will mark the e>dilblt 
opening, this Sunday afternoon 
from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.. In the 
Gibson Fine Arts Center, 
Everyone is Invited. 

The one-man show will fea- 
ture twelve large colorful ab- 
stract paintings In oil and acry- 
lic. All of the paintings dis- 
played win be for sale by the 

Miss Boretz has work re- 
presented In several private 
collections, and she has exhib- 
ited In group shows at Boston 
Museum School of Fine Arts, 
Brooklyn Museum School of Fine 
Arts, UCLA, Art Students Lea- 
gue of New York, and the Fln- 




Louttit-George Prize To Go 
To Graduating History Senior 

by Carole Denton 

At the close of the 1970-71 
academic year, a senior history 
major will receive $500 known 
as the Louttlt- George prize 
In History. The award will 
be given "to a graduating senior 
who In the opinion of the de- 
partment of history has dis- 
played unusual Interest, en- 
thusiasm, and ability in achleve- 
Ing his bachelor's degree as a 
major In history." The prize 
Is sponsored by Mrs. Harry 
Clark Boden rv In memory of 

James Louttlt, Jr., Sidney 
George, Jr.,and Joshua George, 
JU, of Mount Harmon Plan- 
tation, Cecil countv. Maryland, 
whi endowed Washington Col- 
lege In Its beginning in 1782. 
The Spencer-Benson Scholar- 
ship Prize in History, sponsor- 
ed by the same donor, Mrs. Bo- 
den, Is given annually to upper- 
class students majoring in his- 
tory. The award "is based 
upon academic excellence, a 
strong Interest in American 
institutions, and suitability as a 
recipient as determined by the 

Shore Committee 
Works Toward Peace 

By Tami Daniel 

"Get members of Congress 
to go for peace" Is one of the 
main goals of the Eastern 
Shore Committee to End the 
War Through Congressional 
Aaion. In May 1970, Prof. 
Ledvlna, a sociology professor 
at Washington College, formed 
the student-faculty group. The 
students wanted an organization 
that would continue throughout 
the summer In and around the 
Chestertown community. After 
raising money In the spring for 
an office and stationery, the 
leadership of the Committee 
changed from the hands of the 
students to Jack R, Schroeder, 
Mr. Schroeder is currently the 
chairman of the Committee and 
Dr. Kirkpatrick is the trea- 

Summer Projects 

The Committee had numerous 
summer projects. A group, 
hoping to exchange views on the 
war, visited Rogers C. B. Mor- 
ton. The result was simply 
that Mr. Morton "just gave 
us his time." An organized 
chapter of the Committee was 

started in Salisbury, but it is 
now extinct. Circulating pe- 
titions In favor of the McGov- 
em-Hatfield proposal, mailing 
League of Women Voters' pam- 
phlets to the Junior class, and 
collectbig $650 in afund- raising 
campaign are all some of the 
successful accomplishments. 

Student Branch 

The long-range goal of the 
Committee, to get Congress to 
go for peace, can only be ac- 
complished by letters to the 
editors in the local papers, 
continued support of Tydings 
and other candidates whose 
views are close to those of the 
Committee, and lobbying trips 
to Washington, D. C. in order 
to exchange views with senators 
from all over the country. Dr. 
Kirkpatrick feels that it would 
be helpful to people interested 
in the committee if the High 
Street office would be kept man- 
ned during the entire week. Al- 
so, it is hoped that the students 
at Washington College will start 
their own branch of the Com- 

Vol. XU- No. 6 

TTie ELM is published weekly through the academic year except dur- 
iiig official recesses and exam periods, by the students of Washington 
College in the interests of students, faculty, and alumni. The opinions 
expressed by the editorial board of the ELM do not necessarily repre- 
sent those of the College. Subscription price: S7.50 per year alumni; 
S8.00 per year other than alumni. Published by Washington College, 
Chestertown. Maryland. Second class postage paid at Centreville, 


Publications Editor 

Mana^ng Editor 


Associate Editor Business Manaeer 

tures; CAROLE DENTON 73. News; LESLIE ALTERI 73. Circula- 
tion; PAUL WHITON 71. Photography; DEBBIE GOLDSTEIN 73. 
advertising; MARY JANE EAVENSON 73, Assistant Publications 
BOB DANNER 73, Copy Editor, MARY RUTH YOE 73. Typing 

department of history,.," Any 
interested students should 
contact Dr. Smith for further in- 

From the 
Department Chariman 

"The Department of History 
is sorry to announce that the 
Hyland-price Lecture Series 
was unfortunately not refunded 
by the donor, but the Depart- 
ment will bring in over the 
year four visiting lecturers 
whose presentations will be 
geared to courses currently of- 
fered in the history department. 
These visits will be announced, 
and students and faculty are 
welcome to attend." 

New Course 

The History Department Is 
now plajining to offer for the 
fall of 1971 a course in Black 
History taught by Dr. Good- 

Nathan Smith, chairman of History department will oversee the 
awarding of the 500 dollar Louttit-George Prize for the senior his- 
tory student displaying the most interest enthusiasm.and achieve- 

Letters To The Editor . . 


To The Editor: 

The Washington ELMhasdone 
a great disserviceto its readers 
with its publication of October 
30. 1970. 

The issue smacked of the very 
"repression" the issue pur- 
ports to criticize. 

Misleading headlines and 
pictures serve to create an er- 
roneous impression of the 
events of the past two or three 

On page two.- The article 
"Student Body Debates Events" 
seems exaggerated. There was 
little, if any, debate offered 
Wednesday night by members 
of the student Iwdy. It was 
a rather one-sided debate, with 
the result of a select group 
of individuals trying to impose 
the will of the National Student 
Association — or wliatever 
organization — on the rest of 
the student body. 

On page three, the caption 
under the picture atop the page 
reads "... Policeman., taking 
gun from youth at Kent State 
campus yesterday." That 
picture, in reality, was taken 
on May 4, 1970, and may be 
seen on page 4, in the re- 
production of the N. Y. TIMES' 
May 5, 1970 article. 

I expect to read the opinion(s) 
of the ELM editor and staff 
on the editorial page, and no- 
where else in the paper. I 
would also expect that the author 
of the column on page 3 ("Re- 
pression is a Four Letter 
Word") would attach his name 
to the article. 

I, for one, hope that In the 
future, the ELM will dedicate 

itself to the dissemination of 
news, and not to the publication 
of glorified propaganda, for 
whatever cause, throughout the 

Bob Greenberg 
Class of '74 


To The Editor: 

Last week's issue of the ELM 
was hardly devoted to Washing- 
ton College at all, but to other 

The one statement made about 
Washington College was that it 
was Isolated from the world. 
The primary reason given was 
that the college has avoided ex- 
tremism. It would seem to me 
that the peaceful tolerance of 
everyone's point of view would 
indicate less reluctance to be- 
come a part of the world than 
the narrow-mindedness of 
either ultra- radicals or ultra- 

I have heard before the point 
of view that Washington College 
Is secluded from the world. 
I would assume that all of us 
have friends and relatives in 
other parts of the country, "get 
away" occasionally on week- 
ends, watch T.V., listen to the 
radio and/or read newspapers. 
In fact, I thought of myself as 
stepping farther into the world 
when I came to college rather 
than choosing to keep my own 
secluded little world In my 
family nucleus in my room at 

Cathy Prager 


Dear Editor, 

In the October 23 issue of 
the ELM, an article was print- 
ed that discussed the difficul- 
ties "Henry" and Dean Seager 
encountered In finding the band 
a place to practice. The arti- 
cle was written in the first 
person and given the byline 

I presume I know who wrote 
the article and why it was 
written. I would also think Dean 
Seager knows why the thing was 
written and since we of the In- 
ner circle are sure of our 
motives, why doesn't someone 
Inform the student body of the 
reasons for such a story. 

I do not Intend to lecture you 
in your own paper about the use 
of Journalism, but if you intend 
to take a swing at Dean Sea- 
ger, why not use the editorial 
page? It Is so much more 
tactful, and granted, no one 
reads editorials, but Dean Sea- 
ger might eventually hear about 
it and be doubly chagrined. 

Or if your editorial page is 
filled with some other austere 
project, why not send "Angelo" 
and a photographer to meet 
with Dean Seager In some public 
place. Before his peers, 
"Angelo" can humiliate the 
Dean, and your photographer can 
catch him at this worst mo- 
ment. And if your picture is 
worth a thousand words, you 
might save a great deal of 
space and fill your paper with 
a little more than absurd dia- 
tribes against the College's ad- 

Thank you, 
Marty Williams 




National Elections 

More Of The Same 

If President Nixon and the 
Republican party was seeking 
a conservative electorate to e- 
Dierge during the Novemt)er 3 
elections, they need look no 
further. It isn't there. The 
hoped-for "turn to the ri^t" 
did not materialize for the 
president In most races. 

On the other hand, the Dem- 
ocrats lost three important Sen- 
ate seats to the Republican: 
those of Joseph Tydings of 
Maryland; Tennessee's Albert 
Ckjre (after 32 years on Cap- 
itol HIU); and, in a political 
squeaker, Vance Hartke of In- 
diana. In addition, one of Vice- 
President Agnew's "radical- 
liberals," Republican Charles 
Goodell, will be replaced in 
the Senate by Co'nservatlve." 
James Buckley of New York. 
Buckley can be expected to 
vote the OOP line on congres- 
sional reorganization. New 
York Is traditionally a liberal 
state, and Buckley's plurality 
there probably does show a 
conservative shift In the state's 

The Democrats, though, er- 
ased the Republican 32-18 maj- 
ority in governorships, and will 
now occupy 60% of the nation's 
statehouses. The Democrats 
were not able to unseat the 


To Move 

Next Sat. 

Preparations are continuing 
for Washington College's 
"Move the Books Day" on Nov- 
ember 14 \iiien the college com- 
munity will be asked to help in 
the transfer of books from the 
old library to the new. On 
Tuesday afternoon, October 27, 
a "trial run" was held to help 
establish how much time and 
how many persons are needed 
to carry a given number of 
books from Bunting to Miller. 
Near Completion 
The shelving is now com- 
pletely installed, and most of 
the furniture has been deliv- 
ered and put In place. Work 
is continuing on a number of 
features - for example, the 
charging desk and main stair- 
case - but there Is now little 
question that the building will 
be ready for occupancy by Mon- 
day, November 9, At that time 
the Maintenance Department 
will begin to move certain items 
such as government documents, 
■icataloged books, and little 
used periodicals. 

Classified Books 
The classified books will be 
left to the last for the November 
14 big move in which students 
are being asked to participate. 
It Is hoped that the new li- 
brary can be opened for in- 
spection by the entire college 
community one evening during 
moving week. 

by Bob Greenberg 

Republican governors of the 
two most populous states in the 
land, however — New York and 
California, Nelson Rockefeller 
will begin his fourth term in the 
statehouse at Albany, and Ron- 
ald Regan is in for anotherfour 
years in Sacramento. 

Normally, the party that Is 
out of power will gain sub- 
stantially in the mid-term 
elections. But the Republicans 
were in the politically- rare 
position of being In the min- 
ority after the Presidential 
elections of 1968, So they 
faced the difficult task of hold- 
ing onto as many key seats as 
they could In the House, and 
attempting to unseat powerful 
anti-Nixon Democrats In the 
Senate. To some extent, they 
accomplished this by dumping 
Tydings, Gore, and Hartke (one 
of the leading ABM critics), 
while sustaining expectedly 
light losses in the House. The 
GOP will net a gain of two 
seats in the Senate. For this 
reason, Vice-President Agnew 
has coined another new political 
house. He dubbed the next Sen- 
ate President Nixon's "work- 
ing majority," taking into ac- 
count the votes of conservative 
Southern Democrats. 

The President staked a great 
deal of prestige on these elec- 
tions. In a move unprecedented 
in America politics, he and the 
vice-president campaigned in 
35 states. To a large extent, 
this stumping for the GOP was 
unsuccessful. The party lost 
two important governorships 
they needed to hold on to Ohio 
and Pennsylvania. 

The Republican losses In the 
statehouses, therefore, may 
well negage their slight gains 
in the Senate, come 1972, 

No trend manifested itself in 
the 1970 elections. The for- 
mula for the next two year: 
more of the same. 


Richard H. Francis To Review 
The Operation Of The College 

by Bill Prettyman 

Washington College now has 
its own internal management 
consultant, with the appointment 
of Richard H. Francis to the 
position of Assistant to the Pre- 
sident. Francis' primary role 
will be to conduct management 
and planning studies through- 
out all levels of the college 
operation. He will also function 

as a general supervisor of the 
Student Affairs Office. 

Mr. Francis will fill the va- 
cancy left by Dean Harold Gray's 
resignation, but this will not be 
his primary responsibility. He 
will probably be devoting only 
10% of his time to Student Af- 
fairs, The other 90% of his 
time will be spent analyzing 
the entire operation of Washing- 
ton College, In order to make 
recommendations for a more 

Richard H. Francis, new assistant to tiie President, is to be a vital 
factor in the dynamic growth of Washington Coltege. 

Relics Stored 

111 Bunting Library Museum 

by Jim Dillon 

The neglected College 
Museum on the third floor of 
Bunting Library contains, it 
turns out, some very valuable 
relics. A committee comprised 
of Dr. Guy Goodfellow, Mr. 
Robert janson- La palme, Dr. 
Margaret Horseley, and Mr. 
Robert Bailey are currently 
undertaking a study of the mus- 
eum collection, to decide what 
to do with the relics when the 
library is moved. 

Qjn Collection 

An expert on firearms and 
Americana from the Smithson- 
ian, who was brought In for an 
appraisal, expressed amaze- 
ment at the condition and im- 
portance of some of the pieces. 
The gun collection includes 
some very rare pi eces which 
are significant to the history 

of firearms, including an old 
mortar from the French and 
Indian Wars and some ver" val- 
uable volcanic pistol^ 

War Bonnet 

Crazy Horse's war ^bonnet, 
dressed with human scalps, Is a 
relic the like of which the 
Smithsonian doesn't have. Even 
the Smithsonian lacks a war 
bonnet of a major Indian war 

Physician's Scales 

A set trf f>iiyslcian'sscales, 
owned by George Washington's 
personal doctor, has been con- 
jectured to be the set used at 
Washington's deathbed. Ac- 
cording to the Smithsonian re- 
presentative, this could very 
well he the case, which would 
make this an extremely valu- 
able item, the most important 
part of the collection. _In fact, 

the scales were movedfromthe 
display case in Bunting to the 
vault in the Business Office. 
Various Plans 
Various plans are being con- 
sidered for re-display of some 
of the most significant parts 
of the collection in such areas 
as the Rare Books Room of 
the new library and the entry 
way of Bunting, when It be- 
comes an administration build- 
ing. The committee will make 
formal its recommendations by 
November 14, and the final 
decisions will be made by the 
President and the Board. 


efficient organizational struc- 
ture. Mr. Francis views this 
"as trimming the fat which all 
institutions pick up through the 

The need for a comprehensive 
re-examination of all facets of 
college life may be particular- 
ly important il the college goes 
into another period of planned 
growth. Mr. Francis may 
study the possibilities and pro- 
blems growing out of an In- 
crease to 1,000 students with- 
in the next live to ten years. 
What would be necessitated in 
the way of buildings, faculty, 
and curricular changes? 
He views his job primarily 
as one of deciding how best to 
allocate resources In order to 
achieve specific goals. In man- 
agement analysis, one first de- 
cides what goal one wants to 
achieve, which is primarily a 
philosophical question. Then 
sutwrdinate objects necessary 
to achieve the goals are de- 
cided upon, as an example, if 
the major goal were to increase 
the academic atmosphere of 
Washington College. Icir sub- 
ordinate objectives one couki 
suggest a new library and 
100.000 new volumes to 1111 it. 
The subordinate objectives are 
then analyz.ed in terms of func- 
tions. Wliat methods will most 
efficiently and completely in- 
sure their successtuloperat ion' 
Mr. Francis also stressed 
the importance of dealing with 
people in this type of analy- 
sis. One should not lock in- 
dividuals into positions of un- 
necessary and troublesome 
responsibility simply for the 
sake of organization clarity. He 
will investigate not specifically 
who performs what job. buthow 
the job is performed and other 
possible ways of performance, 
people must be accepted as they 
are. a feeling he thought was 
best summed up by a Spanish 
proverb. "There arethe mules 
with which we plow and with 
them we must plow." 


This year's sailing club got 
off to a fine start a few weeks 
ago as both of the club's Mol- 
jacks were In use. 

The only competition that the 
club has seen this fall was the 
Cliff City Regatta held Oct- 
ober 11, With the help of a 
borrowed Rhodes 19 and a Sun- 
fish, the club was able to come 
in second, fifth, sbtth, and sev- 
enth out of a field of eight. 

The club's last competition 
was November 1 as they par- 
ticipated In a regatta sponsored 
by the Chester River Yacht 
and Country Club. Other pos- 
sible competitions will occur 
in the spring with a tentative 
race scheduled with St, Mary's 


Play Review 

Enter A Free Man 

by Ca. Hutton 

Ca HUttoit. who is hopelessly Insane, is sUltiin in the iltcalrc crilic's cliair as 
a ^nicsi critic until the L'l.M can obtain a permanent person in this capacity. 
He /I a close friend of the Defender of the Faith. Donald Dolce, who occu- 
pied the position for four years until his retirement upon his uradualion last 
June. Donald Dolce, as is widely known, founded and presented the Donald 
Awards last spring. He himself won the Grand Award. As Ca. Hutton was re- 
cently quoted. 'I do wish Donald would enroll at Washington as a freshman 
again, so we could get some Uteratc reviews. " It is obvious Ca. won't last long. 

There were two outstanding contributions in 
"Enter a Free Man", which I saw last Saturday ev- 
ening at Tawes Theatre, that made the show rise 
from its average pace and enter the superlative. 

In clearly the best debut at Washington College 
since Micheal Demick, Reed Hessler delivered such 
a detailed performance as the older gentleman. 
Brown, that I was convinced he was an old men. 
His timing fit precisely into the character which he 
used to the best effort. However, I will not use all 
of my superlatives on Mr. Hessler, even though he 
may deserve them. Joel Elins, as Carmen the 
barman also made the best of impressions. Even 
when Mr. Elins was not at all involved in the ac- 
tion, he was keeping his character, and the facial 
reactions he delivered seemed different each time. 
A round of applause to his timing and delivery, 
and for both Mr. Elins and Mr. Hessler, a personal 

Tom Stoppard's play itself came very close to 
monotonous especially during Act I. I did feel that 
his concept of games people play and the fantas- 
ies people create to keep themselves alive was met 
even though he did use a great deal of words to 
state this. 

George Riley, almost a Walter Mitty, is a likeable 
sort of fellow. However we begin to mistrust him 
when Stoppard tells us through Riley's daughter, 
Linda, that George is a sponge, living from her sal- 
ary so he can "invent" things as impractical as he 
says they are practical, which may be the message 
of "Enter a Free Man": impractically versus prac- 

As Georjie Riley^ Tom Snode had his moments as 
he dazzled us with sincere charm. More often 
though he used charm for humor and charm for 
pathos. His transition soliloquy in Act I was clear- 
ly his shining moment as Mr. Snode shed the 
charm and delivered some true acting. Congratu- 
lations for giving us this portion with simplicity 
and sensitivity which is much appreciated. 

Mark Lobell and Jones Baker made far better ap- 
pearances in Act II, perhaps due to better lines and 
situations, than they did in Act I, and an attrac- 
tive blonde whose name escapes me, conveyed 
Florence, a has-been-who-never-has-been dancer, 
with a turn of the head or a delicate way of ask- 
ing for a drink. 

Timothy Maloney seemed to have misplaced the 
family situation scenes, for an argument no mat- 
ter how onesided it seemed to be always came 
over as a disagreement. However, his comic sense 
of timing got admiration when George Riley ac- 
costed Brown for being an industrial spy. 

Paul Mazer has whipped up another scenic de- 
light with a dual setting that did not look like a 
pub and a home; it was a pub and a living room. 
Honors must go to Mr. Mazer and his "dedicated 
minority"; whomever they may oe. 

And finally, special recognition must go to Nan- 
cy Beaven and Carole Baldwin for laughing their 
fool heads off while the rest of the audience sat on 
their hands. Congratulations girls, and the cast 
^ould congratulate you. 




Photo by Bob Danner 

Larry Israelite, Washington College's answer to Ralph Nader, 
dumps on the campus garbage problem. 

Mr, Ball Discusses 
'Thought Prosecution^ 

by Dave Beaudoin 

Expressing his personal con- 
ception of contemporary civil 
repression as "thouglit prose- 
cution," Mr. Stewart Ball, a 
lawyer, spoke to students Satur- 
day, October 31, at 2 p.m. in 
Hynson Lounge. The subject 
of his talk was "Repression -- 
What? I" 

Initially, In order to familia- 
rize his audience, Mr. Ball 
noted the major civil laws of 
concern which are "on the 
books" today, listing their in- 
dividual terminologies and ex- 
plaining howthey wereoriginal- 
ly introduced Into law. How- 
ever, it is how these laws are 
sometimes interpreted and ap- 
plied which is "the jumping- 
off point," according to Mr. 
Ball. "This is the curious 
contradiction," he continued, 
"of American civil liberties." 
He then cited recent legal con- 
tests around the country, In- 
cluding those of his own ex- 

perience, where judicial inter- 
pretation of these lawshastieen 
considered by some as legal 

Prini:elon Graduate 

Mr. Ball, a graduate of 
Princeton University and Rut- 
gers' law school, worked on the 
legal staff for the defense at 
the Chicago Conspiracy trials. 
He now operates out of a legal 
collective, located in Newark, 
New Jersey. 

Gripes On 

"I thought It was disgusting 
with all this garbage runninga- 
round the campus," Like most 
students, Larry Israelite has a. 
lot of gripes. But, unlike most 
students, he does something 
about them, concerned about the 
unattractive amount of litter ly- 
ing all over the campus, he set 
up the Committee to Prevent 
Ecological Disaster. Compris- 
ed of ten students, the commit- 
tee aims at cleaning up Wash- 
ington College and thenbranch- 
Ing out Into community pro- 

Obviously, there Is no way 
to enforce non-lltterlng, so the 
committee decided to make it 
easier for people to keep the 
campus clean. They are going 
to buy garbage cans and place 
them all over the campus. Not 
only that, but they're going to 
paint them in red, white, and 
blue stripes. By doing this. It 
is hoped that the cans will at- 
tract attention and thereby 
prompt people to drop their 
trash in them instead of on the 

Plans are In the making to 
form an Ecology Club second 
semester. Besides being con- 
cerned with campus cleanliness, 
this club will also start com- 
munity clean-up projects and 
will have speakers and films 
dealing with national and world 

it's later than you think, 



Continued from Page 1 

ley Center of City College of 
New York. She will tiave two 
one-man shows In New York 
City In 197L 

Miss Boretz studied painting, 
sculpture and art history at 
Boston Museum School of Fine 
Arts, UCLA, Art Students Lea- 
gue of New York, and City 
College of New York, and she 
has won several scholarships 
and fellowships. She taught for 
two years at City College of 
New York. 

Miss Boretz is also a sis- 
ter of Mr. Edward Messlnger, 
assistant professor of French 
at Washington College. 

The Washington College ex- 
hibit will be open daily from 
0:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; on Sat- 
urdays, 9:00 a,m. to 12 noon; 
and Sundays, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Students Comment 
On Moratorium 

To (he Editor: 

As to Stuart Ball's mention 
of "the dinosaurs have begun 
stomping", I feel as he does. 
Tricky Dicky and his faithful 
companion ^Iro, the vice pres- 
idential wonder, havebeenmak- 
Ing statements which show a 
trend to stomping down on peo- 
ple's rights, 

Splro, the V. P. wonder, re- 
cently said at a Republican rally 
to the effect of "no more mister 
nice guy for me," After the 
stoning In San Jose, California 
Thursday, according to an A. P, 
release, Tricky made the state-- 
ment, "The time has come to 
take off our gloves and fight ttils 
behavior forthright." One 
really starts worrying when one 
learns that the whole executive 
dinosaur Is starting to ramble. 
The Dept. has appointed the 
Rand Corporation to study the 
effect and consequences of a 
cancellation of elections in 1972. 
After all. It is still fourteen 

years till 1964, and dinosaurs 

are doomed toextinction, aren't 

Mike Dickinson 

To the Student Body: 

I am concerned over the re- 
cent trend on colleges to call 
moratoriums during class 
hours. I feel it would be far 
better to schedule the events 
during the hours during which 
most students are freefromthe 
duty of going to classes. It 
would be a greater sacrifice 
for the student to give up his 
"fun" time to demonstrate a- 
galnst orfor a certain principle. 
1 feel that a moratorium during 
class hours is Just a cop out 
for the student to have a vaca- 
tion from the liorlng lecture he 
might be listening to Instead. 

I want to stress the point that 
I am not against the principle 
of expressing an opinion, how- 
ever, I do not feel that the 
present method Is the most ef- 
ficient or fair to those who 
want to participate and to at- 
tend classes. 

A Concerned Student 


The Audubon Wildlife Film Series will present "Land 
of the Giant Cactus" narrated by Allan D. Crulkshank next 
Tuesday, November 10, In Tawes Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Ad- 
missions Is by season tickets or by single admission - ad- 
ults $L 50, students .75, 




r Songs 

For All Seasons 

by Deb Martin 

BlooJ. Sweal &. Tears 3- 3__ 

Blood, Sweat, and Tears is 
a good p-oup'-there's no arg- 
ument there— but unfortunately 
their third effort didn't come oft 
as well as the first and second. 
It's not a bad album, but the 
material Isn't as dynamic as 
that of the second album. 

There were some surprising 
things, though. David Clayton 
-Thomas has the ablUty to sing 
a sensitive song In a quiet style 
and does so on "He'saRunner" 
—another Laura Nyro song. 

The material Is nicely varied 
— some soul, "Hi-de-ho;" 

IS anted 


In 1965, All three nominees 
were recipients of top awards 
and honors as students of 
Washington College. 

Mr. Parker, a native of Wel- 
lesley HUls, Mass., was pre- 
sident of his fraternity and 
president ofthe Student Govern- 
ment Association when he was a 
senior at Washington College. 
He was named toOmlcron Delta 
Kappa, a national men's leader- 
ship society, and "Who's Who 
in American Colleges and Uni- 
versities," and was an award- 
winning athlete in soccer and 
track. He also received the 
College's Gold Pentagon Award 
for meritorious service to the 

After graduation in 1964, he 
remained with the college to 
work as an admissions officer. 
He was assistant to the director 
of admissions until 1966. He 
left the College in March ofthat 
year to work in Boston, but 
returned in January, 1967, to 
accept a position as director of 

Mr. Parker is now living 
with his wife and two children, 
in Natick, Mass. His term on 
the board will expire in 1974, 
at which time he will be elig- 
ible for re-election by the en- 
tire alumni of Washington Col- 

some James Taylor, "Fire and 
Rain;" blues, "Lonesome Suz- 
ie;" some typical BS&T (Spin- 
ning Wheel" style), "Lucretia 
MacEvll;" some classical, "40, 
000 Headmen;" and one voc- 
al solo by Steve Katz, "The 

The arrangements are more 
sophisticated than Al Kooper 
could ever imagine, but on the 
whole, the album is missing 
the BS&T charisma. Too bad. 

The Music of Erik Satle— 
The Velvet Gentleman— The 
Camarata Contemporary 

Chamber Group — Deram 

The name Erik Satie has be- 
come pretty well known over 
the past two years thanks to 
Blood, Sweat, and Tears' sec- 
ond album. I'm certain every- 
one has heard the variations 
on two of the "Trols Gymno- 
pedle". (Greek ceremonial 

Well, the Camarata Contemp- 
orary Chamber Grouphave tak- 
en some of the piano works by 
Satie and performed them with 
a woodwind quartet and a Moog 

The pieces are quite beau- 
tiful at times, especially the 
"Trois Gymnopedles," "pie- 
ces Froldes," and the "Trols 
Nocturnes." Others are funny, 
especially where the Synthe- 
sizer Is used. 

This album Is especially good 
for rainy nights with a good 
book, or Impromptu dancing 
when you're stoned. 

The Carigero String Trio performed at Washington College last Sunday, ibecause an unfortunate ac- 
:ident prevented one member of the Quartet from performing. fhoto by Paul Wfiiton 

Monsport Review. 

First IVIeii In The Moon 

With Lion- 
el Jeffries, Edward Judd, Mar- 
tha Hyer. 

For those who found the sci- 
ence fiction feature "The Blob" 
only somewhat more entertain- 
ing than a case of the bends, 
here to your rescue is "First 
Men in the Moon." To be shown 
here October 31 this adamtatlon 
from a story by H.G. Welles Is 
a most palatable alternative. 

The story centers around the 
flashback narration of a jour- 
ney to and from the moon in 
the 1890' s. From a bed in an 
English convalescent home, a 
rather elderly gentleman (Ed- 

wardJudd) relates astoryfrom 
his youth to eagerly awaiting 
representative of a co-op United 
Nr^tions space program. It 
seems the U.N. has landed the 
first men on the moon and 
while making giant leaps for 
mankind on the lunar surface, 
the explorers find a Union Jack 
and a signed document dating 
back to the Victorian era. As- 
tounded officials tract the sig- 
natures down to the only sur- 
vlvhig member of the original 
party, now confined In the rest 

From Harry 

Jefferson Joins Lenin 

home. From there, what is 
left of the original Welles story 
is begun. 

Though lacking the ultimate 
realism of "2001" or the con- 
ceptual sophistication of "For- 
bidden Planet" ( both films of 
this particular space-fllght-and 
contact-wlth-allen Intelligence 
genre), the film Is visually 
pleasing and never boring. 
Special effects and color are 
used imaginatively and deftly 
throughout. Lionel Jeffries, 
the good professor, has a ten- 
dency to overact, but vrtio cares? 
In a word, this flick Is an en- 
tertaining little trip. If you go, 
date Lucy In the Sky. 

by Ross Wheby 

Do you ever notice at those 
government supported demon- 
strations that they never quote 
Thomas Jefferson or other 
founding fathers of America? 
Any one attempting to read the 
Declaration of Independence at 
one of these "support Amerika" 
rallies Is liable to be arrested 
or stoned by the others present. 
If you find thishardtolwlieve 
then listen to what happened to 
Miami Herald reporter Colin 
Dangaprd. Only one person 

Library To Be Closed 

In Preparation for the move, 
the following days; 

the Library will be closed 

Thursday, November 12 
Friday, November 13 
Saturday, November 14 
Sunday, November 15 

Reserve books may leave the Library Wednesday night, 
November 11 (10:00 p.m.) and wlil be due Monday, Novem- 
ber 16, 9:30 a.m. 

Library service will resume Monday, November 16, 1970 
In the new location. 

out of 50 approached on local 
streets by him agreed to sign 
a typed copy of the Declaration 
of Independence (Dangaard did 
this on July 4th). Two called 
It "commie Junk," onethreated 
to call the police and another 
red-neck warned: "Be careful 
\<*o you show that kind of anti- 
government stuff to, buddy." 

Again on July 4th, a quest- 
ionnaire was circulated among 
300 young adults attending a 
right-wing Youth for Christ 
gathering which showed that 28 
percent thought an excerpt from 
the Declaration was written by 
Lenlnl The right-wind youths 
were then asked to descrltw 
briefly what sort of person they 
thougth would make such a 
statement. Amongother things, 
the author of the Declaration of 
Independence was called. 

"A communist person, some- 
one against our country." 

"A person who does not have 
any sense of responsibility." 

"A Jiippie." 

Next Dangaard typed up the 
Declaration in petition form 
and stood several hours on a 

sidewalk, in a conservative part 
of town, and asked middle- 
aged passerby to read and sign 
It. Only one man agreed--and 
he said It would cost the poll- 
ster a quarter for his signa- 
ture! Ninety (90) percent of 
the people never got past the 
third paragraph without mak- 
ing such comments as.- 

"This is the work of a ra- 

"Somebody ought to tell the 
F.B.I, about this sort of rub- 
bish." (Some say the F.B.L 
Is seriously considering ban- 
Ing the Declaration as sub- 
versive material). 

Other comments were: 
"meaningless" and "Sounds 
like something from the new 
left to me," The most truthful 
comment was: "The boss'U 
have to read this before I can 
let you put It in the shop win- 
dow. But politically I can 
tell you he don't lean that way. 
He's a Republican." 

See Fin* Men IN the Moon on Sun- 
day Nov. 8lh at Tawes Theatre. 


Coach Athey has announced 
the phys. Ed. Department's 
policy proposal Freshman 
would, according to this pro- 
posal, take four activities, 
and sophomores, two, making 
It possible tocompletethephys. 
ed. requirement at the end of 
the first semester ofthesophO' 
more year. 

One of the suggestions hi the 
proposal was the Initiation of a 
proficiency test atthe beginning 
of each activity. If a student 
passes, he gets credit for the 
activity. Passhig or falling the 
test would depend on whether 
the person tested Is above aver- 
age proficiency or about average 
proficiency in the activity 
as compared to the average 
proficiency of one vrtio had com- 
pleted the course. Coach Athey 
said these tests would not l>e 
hard and would be geared to the 
average student. The philosophy 
behind phys. ed. , he explained. 
Is the development of skills In 
recreation along with the de- 
velopment of personal con- 

In a nutsheU, during his two 
years at college, an underclass- 
man must complete six 
activities jr less If he can 
pass the tests mentioned) to 
fulfill his phys. ed. requirement. 




by Geoff Anderson 

In Brazil soccer fans veil, "Pele, Pele!"Mn Chestertown 
the cry is, "Gali,". Gali Sanchez, the ongmal Latm 
lover came to town with nine years of soccer under his 
belt 'unfortunately for Coach Athey Gali played those 
^ne years in the goal. Since the Shomen already had a 
good goalie, the Coach, not wanting to waste good Latin 
American talent, tried Gali on the front I, ne Unaccustom- 
ed to his new position, he had trouble breaking into the 
starting lineup. However, during the Alumni game Gall 
got his first big break. In for only a few minutes, he took 
a cross and headed, or should we say nosed, it in for a 
score Unfortunately the score was a costly one as Gall 
broke his nose on the play. Determined to return to the 
lineup before the season was over, Senor Sanchez made 
Ws second debut on the Kibler pitch in the fourth quar- 
ter of the Wagnergame. Thirty seconds after coming in, 
Gali headed, actually using his head this time, in a corner 
kick If that wasn't enough, Gali had the nerve to come 
back a minute and a half later to score once again. By 
this time Coach Athey was getting the eagle eye from the 
Wagner coach so Athey thought it best to d"" 'he j-f '" 
flash out before he ran the score up any more. Playing on 
a team not known for its offense, Gail Sanchez has added 
a bit of excitement to an otnerwise dull soccer season. 

Down on the Wicomico this past Saturday, the Sho' 
eight was eniovinn its first win ever over Virginia Lom- 
mlnwe™lth. One of the spectators at the race was Page 
Carter, world class coxswain at Georgetown University. 
Mr Carter, somewhat amazed at the Sho'men's improve- 
ment' over last year, said about the Washington College 
crew "I don't understand how a crew can go that fast, 
that 'hard, for that long...". Next spring on the Potomac 
Mr. Carter will be thinking those same words as he tries to 
maneuver his eight around the Sho'men's wake. 

Halfback Bill Innis skirts dov»n the sidelines in action against Swarthmore Saturday. The hooters are 
currently 3-6-1 on the season with their next game coming against the ^'"^^'^^^'^^"^^.^'^"SlZr- 

Offense Clieks in Wagner Win 
Defense Shines in Loyola Loss 

The last two weeks have been 
hectic ones for the Sho'men as 
they dropped two games while 
losing only one. 
~ Last Tuesday the booters 
could do no wrong as they 
trounced visiting Wagner Col- 
lege, <j~^: In this one, Paul 
Brown and Gall Sanchez both 
netted two while Bob Bailey and 
Bill Innis had single scores. 
Traveling to S\varthmore on 
Saturday, the Sho'men ran into 
a stubborn Quaker defense as 
they fell to the wayside, 2-0. 

Swarthmore, a perennial Mid- 
dle Atlantic pov!.?T. erupted for 
two goals early in third period. 
on unassisted plays. 

Probably one of the most un- 
usual games played by the Sho'- 
men this season was this past 
Wednesday. Neither team could 
score against Loyola m regula- 
tion time as both had trouble 
controlling the ball on the wet 
playing surface. The only score 
of the game came during a tor- 
rential downpour halfway 
through the first overtime per- 

iod on a broken play by the 
Greyhound front five. For the 
Sho'men, the name of the game 
was defense as Frank Odgens 
had eleven saves while the full- 
backs, Mark Svec, Kit Erskine, 
and Marty Rice, turned In some 
fine defensive play. 

rne sho'men's next encoun- 
ter is Saturday as the booters 
will travel to Johns Hopkins 
for a Mason-Dixon Conference 
game. Final home game of the 
season will be next Tuesday 
against Mt, St. Mary's. 

Heavyweight Eight Defeats VCU 
Posts Best Time in Shore History 

Paul Brown appears to be outheaded in this play against Swath- 

Last Saturday, the Washing- 
ton College Crew began a new 
era. The Club travelled with 
two shells to Salisbury State 
to compete both with Salisbury 
and Virginia Commonwealth 
Union, The first race of the 
afternoon pitted Salisbury's 
varsity, andVCU'sllghtwel^ts, 
against Washington light- 
weight shell. The three shells 
started with an uneven "stag- 
gered" start because of a large 
turn In the course, with the 
Sho'men two lengths betilnd the 
other shells, but In the Inside 
lane. After a fairly even start 
in which Salisbury had a slight 
advantage, the three boats glid- 
ed into the turn about even.and 
came out with Washington a 
length and a half ahead. At 
this point, Chris Combs set- 
tled into a powerful 32, which 
despite frantic last minute 
sprints by Salisbury and VCU 
provided the margin of victory. 

by Dave Griffith 

The lightweight boat's time of 
7:01, which is faster than the 
time of last fall's first boat, 
insured the Club's undefeated 
string against Salisbury and 
for the first time in the school's 
history beat a VCU boat. How- 
ever, the main attraction of 
the day was still to come. 
After a lengthy delay to change 
shells, VCU's heavies, a per- 
ennial southern powerhouse, 
and Washington College's mar- 
oon boat stroked to the starting 
line. Backedby an experienced, 
well-trained boat, stroke Frank 
Englehart blew off the starting 
line at 39 strokes a minute which 
thrust the boat into a quick 
lead. He then settled into a 
rapid 36, which forced VCU to 
bring up the stroke in an ef- 
fort to catch the Sho'men. The 
effort failed as the Maroon boat 
finished with the fastest time of 
any boat ever to row in a race 
with Washington College, 6:17, 

while VCU finished a lading 7 
lengths back. A new era had 

In the wake of an undefeated 
fall season, the future shows 
nothing but promise. Of the 
18 man squad that rowed this 
fall, only tow, Chris Rogers 
and' Erik Ruark, are seniors. 
Four are juniors- SUckKeenan, 
Les Colffl, Chris Combs, and 
Dave GrUflth; and five are sop- 
homores, Jon Spear, pete Chek- 
emain, Tom Washington, 
Frank Englehart, and parky 
Cann, However, most import- 
ant, seven are freshmen; John 
Snyder, Drew Horton, Mike 
Harrlon, Rich Rogers, Jan 
Rosenthal, Rick Kaste, and Nick 
DuUn, with four of these seven 
rowing In the heavyweight. 







Fourteen basketball players 
and 17 wrestlers ^eet coaches 
Tom Finnegan and Bob Prltz- 
laff last week as Washington 
College began preparations for 
a 21-g3me cage slate and a 
10-niatch wrestling schedule. 

Finnegan is In his freshman 
season at the Shore cage helm. 
The former Washington basket- 
ball-baseball star has a re- 
building year ahead with jun- 
ior captain Ricky Turner the 
only holdover from a 1969-70 
team that was 5-16 under L. 
Edward Elliott. Gone via the 
graduation route are Frank 
Marion, Bob Koepke, Dave 
Bruce, Larry Martin and Tom 
Polvinale. The departed five- 
some represented 51 points per 
game for last year's quint. 
All scored over 500 pointsdur- 
ing their careers here. 

Pritzlaff, now entering his 
fourth campaign, is in better 
shape. He has veterans Jim 
pichitino. Roger Stenersen, 
Steve Gelding, Matt Snyder, 
Rick Holloway, Jack Keenan, 
Ken Kller and Martin Winder 
back. The first five logged 
winning seasons in 1969-70 when 
Washington was 5-5 and placed 
third in the Mason-Dixon tour- 
nament, Holloway won the con- 
ference's heavyweight crown. 

Basketball opens the winter 
season on Wednesday, Decem- 
ber 2 at Muhlenberg. 



, ., >■ '^■- ' ^-i -tr^A^'^ 

KA Quarterback Chuck Vuolo heads around end for one of three KA scores. 

KA's Take Playoff From OX 
Meet Tide in Championship 

Kappa Alpha won Its in- 
tramural football playoff game 
against Theta Chi on Tuesday, 
19-13. The KA's now meet the 
Crimson Tide on Thursday for 
the intramural crown. 

The Thetas took an early 6-0 
lead, but KA came back to tie 
after Ron Lokos Intercepted a 
Bill Sandkuhler pass and took 
the ball to the Theta five. 

Tom Bortmes. all alone in 
the end zone, caught Chuck 


Tom Finnegan watches over his team as they go through drills on 
the W. C. Court. 

Vuolo's pass to make tt 12-6, 
but the Thetas came right back 
with a Sandkuhler to Bob Shri- 
ver pass. The TD plus the 
extra point gave OX a 13-12 

KA threatened in the second 
half, but their drive was stopped 
with five minutes to go. Then, 
with two minutes left, Vuolo 
ran for a TD and George 
Henckel's extra point gave the 
red and gold the victory. 

to Entertain 
British Team 

Washington College has an- 
nounced that it has added an 
Ali-Star English Universities 
lacrosse squad, that will be 
touring this country in 1971, 
to its spring schedule. This 
will give the Sho'men their 
first li-gama stick state in 

The British will be here for 
a 3 p.m. clash on Monday, 
April 5. 

In 1967 Washington's gruat 
fitth ranked team beat the 
English, 15-to-ll, for their 
eleventh triumph in twelve 
sames in a contest marked by 
brilliant play on both sides. 
The Shore victqry ,revenged 
!:n 18-0 setback to a combina- 
tion Oxford-Cambridge Univer- 
sity squad that toured the 
United States in 1930. 

The 1971 Great Britain all- 
stars will be made up of 25 
players from univereities, most- 
ly from the northern section 
of England. Besides Washing- 
ton they will test lacrosse 
squads of Princeton, Amherst, 
Duke, Washington ^nd Lee, 
the University of Pennsylvania, 
Villanova, North Carolina and 

Three years ago the British 
arrived in May, toured Ches- 
tertown and Kent County, en- 
joyed a fish fry given by the 
Chestertown Chamber of Com- 

Thursday's championship 

brings together two of the top 
quarterbacks in the league, Darry 
Carrlngton and Chuck voulo. 
Voulo was ALL-ELM quarter- 
back last year. 

In league action during the sea- 
son the two teams split. The 
tide taking the first game 12-7 
with KA taking the finale. 




Bv Hurtt Derrmger 

Washington College harriers 
upped their cross country rec- 
ord to four victories in ten 

matches Wednesday at Johns 
Hopkins, beating the Blue Jays, 

Captain Howie stauber led 
the aio'men for the ninth 
straight time, placing second 
with a time of 26r52. Right 
behind him was team-mate 
Larry Kopec, three seconds 
back over the 4.7-mlle course. 
Sophomores Bob Maskrey and 
Rick Horstman finished fourth 
in a dead-heat at 27;32. Ed 
Green, another soph, crossed 
sbtth. His clocking was 27;42. 
Freshman Bob Atkinson came 
In eighth at 28:26 and freshman 
Peter DeSelding was eleventh 
and thirty seconds behind At- 

It was Washington'sfirstvtc- 
tory over the Blue Jays since 
1966 when Ben Whitman, Sam 
Martin and Bob Bittenbender 
led the Sho'men to a 22-37 
conquest of Johns Hopkhis. 

Don Chatelller's harriers 
have a triangular meet with 
Delaware Valley and PMC Col- 
leges here Saturday at 2 p.m. 
and a dual meet with Mt. St. 
Mary's College on Tuesday, 
November 10 remaining on the 
cross country slate. The test 
against the super Mountaineers 
win get underway at 3 p, m, 

Washington will run in the 
Mt. St. Mary's Invitational on 
Saturday, November 14, 

I Final Football Standings^ 

Crimson Tide 
Kappa Alpha 
Theta Chi 
Lambda Chi 


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Coming Soon 

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Stunt Night 

Book Move 


wum r^-mast 


NOV. 14ti 

SEP 38 1972 

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NO. 7 

Library Is Ready For Use ; 
Book Move Scheduled For Sat, 


Stunt Night Tonight 

By Bob Danner 

The new library Is finally 
about to be put to use. On 
Saturday, November 14, 1970, 
starting at 8:30 A.M., 75,000 
books will be translerred from 
Bunting Library to the new Mil- 
ler Library. II all goes as plan- 
ned, Miller Library willbeopen 
on Monday, November 16. 

18,000 books, which Include 
tlie reference collection, the 
periodicals and the government 
documents, have already been 
packed by the back-roumladles 
of the library and moved byour 
Illustrious malntanance crew. 
Only 75,000 books remain to 
be moved by students on Sat- 


Mrs. Speiden has outlined an 
elatrorate and ambitious plan to 
move the remaining books the 
250 yards to the Miller Li- 
brary. There will be three 
lines consisting of 40 to 50 
students. Each line is respon- 
sible for a section of the books 
in the library. Following a 
carefully prepared route, the 
three lines, with each student 
carrying approximately a foot 
of books to their designated 
places in the new librarywhere 
they will then be unloaded by a 
specially trained crew who will 
place the books in their proper 


It is Imperative that each 
student keep his position in his 
respective line or the specially 
trained crew of unloaders will 
place the books in the improper 
order, causing confusion to 
those who actually wish to use 
the library In the future. To 

make sure that each line uses 
the doors designated for them 
and that no one gets lost be- 
tween Bunting and Miller Li- 
braries, faculty members and 
others will act as directors. 
If you think this all sounds 
like a lot of work with a plan 
similar to a Spanky and Our 
Gang community effort movie 
plot, you're probably rigjit. But 

there are certain fringe 
benefits. President Merdlnger 
will move the first book, so be 
therel Coffee, apple cider, do- 
nuts, and cookies will be served. 
Contrary to rumor, nobeerwill 
be officially served or con- 
sumed, the Black Label boxes 
only being loaned. Either that 
or the back-room ladles of the 
Continued on Page 3 

By Rook 

This coming weekend atW.C. 
Is shaping up to be the biggest 
of the fall semester. Always 
a crowd pleaser, Stunt Night 
will be bigger and better this 
year under the direction of the 
Class of '71. 

Conducted more like a show 
than in years past, it will In- 
clude freshmen and upperclass 
skits, music by Tom Hodson, 

^*m\ '^ 

Empty shelves in Washington College's new library wait patiently to be fulfilled. 



By David Roach 

Washington College's radio 
show opened on Monday, fea- 
turing a half-hour of music and 
announcements. The show Is 
called "For What It's Worth," 
named after the song by Buf- 
falo Springfield, The first show 

Radio Is On The Air 

Student Body Polled 
On Gym Requirements 

By Mike Dickinson 

Results of the student poll 
on the physical education re- 
quirement showed the maj- 
ority of the students to be In 
favor of Peter Heller's one 
year proposal. 

The proposal that read ©The 
Physical Education require- 
ment should be reduced from 
two years to one year" re- 
ceived 244 ballots of the total 
432 ballots cast. CoachAthey's 

proposal (1 1/4 years physical 
education) received the second 
largest amount of votes.,.142 
ballots. The "C" proposal, 
which received 46 ballots, was 
the suggestion proposaL It 
was equally divided in that half 
of the 46 ballots were in (avor 
of a complete elimination of 
the physical education require- 
ment while the other half were 
In favor of the present two year 
requirement now in force. 

was on the air on Monday from 
3:30 to 4:00. 


The disc Jockey for the first 
show was someone who was 
apparently afraid to use his 
full name, identifying himself 
only as Dave. Dave seemed 
relatively calm throughout the 
the show, considering that It 
was his first time on radio, 
the selection of music was ex- 
cellent, featuring songs by 
Traffic, JethroTuU, Pearls Be- 
fore Swine, Neil Young and 
Crazy Horse, The Rolling 
-Stones, and The Jefferson Air- 


The show appears every Mon- 
day, Wednesday, and Friday 
from 3:30 to 4:00 In the after- 
noon on WCTR, Chestertown's 
radio station, which Is located 
on the AM dial at 1530, The 
time for "For What It's Worth" 
is donated free of charge bythe 
management of the station, 
which is worth 3 good deal of 

The schedule as it stands at 
the moment is for Larry Is- 
raelite to have the Wednesday 
slot, and John Dlmsdale to have 
the Friday slot, with the Mon- 
day slot rotating amongseveral 


All in all, if the Monday show 
was any sort of Indication of 
the style and class of the series, 
the following shows should be 
well worth the listening. 


The second Student Reading, 
sponsored by the Writers Union 
of Washington College, will 
occur this coming Wednesday, 
November 18, at 8:00 P.M. In 
the Held Hall Lounge, This 
time, several students will tie 
reading prose selections. Once 
again, the readings will be given 
In front of a roaring fire, and 
all are Invited, 

and interesting things done by 
the sororities and fraternities. 
It starts at 8 p.m, in Tawes; 
and admission is 40? 
Book Move 

The Book Move will start 
Saturday morning at 8:30 and 
run 'till 4 p.m. Sign ups are 
being conducted all this week 
and whether or not you agree 
with the manner In which it is 
being done, It Is a worthwhile 
project. Its success requires 
the entire school backing. The 
Book Move will be followed by 
a special steak dinner with free 
beer that night. 

Bum's Honor 

The highlight of the weekend 
is the IFC dance featuring 
BUM'S HONOR. Thisgrouphas 
made the rounds in D.C. and 
plays Chicago and Blood, Sweat, 
and Tears very well. Tickets 
are $3 for Independents and $2 
for Greeks. Ifyou're wondering 
about the discrepancy in the 
price of tickets; each fraternity 
member has already pay $2 for 
the dance. This is an effort on 
their part toprovldethe campus 
with a good social function. 

So If you had planned to trip 
out here on Friday stick around. 




Are your fingers Just itching 
to dabble In paints? Got the 
urge to carve your girl's bod 
out of marble? Then set to 
work and enter your creation 
In the Annual Chestertown Arts 
League Art Show this Satur- 
day, November 14. AU are in- 
vited to enter. Exhibits of any 
subject will be accepted. En- 
try fees will be $1,00 for non- 
members of the League and 
$.50 for members. Exhibits 
are to be brought to the foyer 
of Mlnta Martin between 9:00 
and 12:00 in the morning and 
will be on display for a whole 
week. A reception will be 
held on Sunday night at Minta 
Martin where ribbons will be 
given out. 

Did You Know? 

"Distributional courses in for- 
eign languages may be taken on 
pass/fall baslsby all students." 





j Campus Housing 

The time has come for us 
to scrutinize the concept of 
campus housing. In my view, 
we, the students, are tenants 
In apartments (or In some cases 
tenements) which happen to be 
owned by the schooL If you 
accept this thesis, certain con- 
ditions exist now that are quite 


In the first place, no landlord 
requires you to live in his 
tulldlng. If you don't like the 
way the place is run, you simply 
move out. Certainly, if we are 
old enough to decide where we 
wish to live on the "outside," 
we are capable of doing the 
same here. 


Secondly, I can conceive of 
no reason why dorm regulations 
should be related In any way 
to the academic aspect of the 
college. Breaking a dorm 
rule has absolutely nothing to 
do with your ability as a stu- 
dent and, therefore, you should 
not be thrown out of the school 
for It. This is not to say, 
however, that you should not 
he told to find somewhere else 
to live. 


I shall not, at this time, dis- 
cuss the absurdity of many of 
the individual rules, because 
1 think that the student body 
is In general agreement as to 
what they are. Suffice it to 
say, that, if I choose to take 
a nineteen year old girl (that 
is to say, above the legal age 
of consent) to my room at 
3:00 In the morning and ball 
her, it Is none of the admin- 
istration's damn business. I 
have leased a room from them, 
not a set of morals. Un- 
fortunately, though, the cur- 
few will still ring tonight 

It would appear that the ad- 
ministration takes exceptionto 
this view. It would seem that 
they feel that these are the 
basic rules of living in a moral 
society. If we accept this be- 



Uef, then it foUows that the 
rules we are forced to live by 
should be applied to ALL peo- 
ple living on college owned pro- 
perty. I refer, of course, 
to the good Dr. Merdinger. 


I do not think it Is unfair 
to demand that he not be per- 
mitted pets, women Inhis house 
after midnight, heating or cool- 
ing devices, or anything else 
that we are not allowed. A 
student proctor should move In 
to make sure he follows every 
rule (a job for which the author 
most humbly volunteers.) If 
he broke a rule, I would sug- 
gest that his secretary betaken 
away for two days so that he 
would be forced to answer the 
telephone. If he didn't like 
living this way, he could, of 
course, request permission to 
move off campus. j. H. 

To The 

Film Raps 
In Waters 

"The Gift," a film concern- 
ing man's destruction of his 
environment, will be shown In 
Tawes Theatre on Tuesday, 
Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. 

The film is a brilliantly made 
and powerful documentary of 
the human role in water poll- 
ution, producer -director Rob- 
ert McBride's passionate con- 
cern over systematic ecological 
destruction gives his film a 
dynamism that elevates it far 
above, the polemic 

In flowing colors Mr. Mc- 
Bride probes every element of 
our pollution of water (Con- 
stantly pitting the aspiration of 
the American dream against 
the resultant disaster. 

The human element in both 
the cause and the effect is 
thoroughly dealt with and the 
viewer cannot watch the film 
and remain Indifferent. "It 
is a film to be seen," says 
Judith Crist in New York mag- 
azine, "and I challenge you to 
forget it or remain inert there 
after." The Gift makes it 
quite clear that ecology cannot 
be merely a one-day wonder 
- and celebration. 


The ELM is published weekly 
through the academic ycai except 
during ofndal recesses and exam per- 
iods by the students of Washington 
College. The opions expressea by 
the editorial boaid of the ELM do 
not necessarily lepiesent those of 
the College. Subscription price: 
S7.50 pel year alumni; S8.00 per 
year other than alumm. Published by 
Washington CoU^e, Chestertown 
Maryland. Second class postage 
paid at Cenlreville, Maryland. 

Editor W. D. Preltyman '71 

Publications Editor R. Peddicord '71 
Managing Editor .... J. Dillon '71 

Associate Editor D. Roach '71 

Business Manager. . . . E. Shelley '72 

Sports G. Anderson '72 

Features . . . . D. Beaudouin '73 

New» C. Denlon '73 

Circulation L. Alteri '73 

Photopaphy P. Whiten '71 

Advertising D. Goldstein '73 

Publications. . . .M. J. Eavenson '73 

Copy Editor S. Danner '73 

Typing M. R. Yoe '73 

OF GASES . . . 

Dear Sir; 

Will somone on your staff, 
more erudite than most(people), 
please unearth the proper usage 
of the word "comprise"? 

Things, units, groups, are 
composed of," or the thing, 
unit or group "comprises" the 
sutwrdlnate units! Please, In 
College paper, try to use pro- 
per English. Not that I have, 
Df course. 

C. Norrls Harrison 


Concerning the perception of 
the student body and the world 
in general - I wonder how many 
people have noticed the new 
sign on campus. For all of you 
unperceptlve people - chicks 
living in Reid partlculary - on 
Halloween, a cattle Crossing 
sign replaced the old sign at 
the crosswalk in from of Reid. 
It is amazing how many people 
haven't noticed. 



P.S. Let's try and be a bit 
observant II 

Editor and Readers, 

I sincerely wish that the peo- 
ple who criticize the content 
of the ELM would at least come 
forth with some constructive 
criticism or come and help the 
ELM staff produce a more — 
shall we say — balanced paper. 

Mike Dickinson 

Women who have successfully completed two or more 
years of College or junior college are eligible for five schol- 
arships offered by Katherine Gibbs School, a secretarial 
training institution. Each scholarship is $800 and can be 
applied toward tuition for Gibbs Special Course for Col- 
lege Women, an eight and a half month executive secretar- 
ial program. Scholarship applications for next September's 
class must be received by March 1, 1971. For further infor- 
mation, white: Memorial Scholarship Committee. Kather- 
ine Gibbs School, 200 Park Avenue, New York, New 
York 10017. 

Garry Willis, noted author, editor, and Classicist will lec- 
ture on "Politics in the Promentheus" in the Gaucher Col- 
lege Center on Monday, November 23 at 8:30 p.m. 

The Goucher College English and Dramatics Arts Depart- 
ment will present three performances of, Lewis Carrol's 
"Alice in Wonderland" in the Kraushaar Auditorium of 
the Goucher College Center. Evening performances will be 
held on Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20 at 
B:30 and a matinee will be held on Sunday, November 
22 at 2:00 P.M. 

The Guess Who, a Canadian Rock Group, who became 
famous with "American Women" will appear in concert at 
Loyola College Sunday November 15th at 8:00 p.m. Ap- 
pearing wfth the Guess Who will be Green Lyte Sunday, a 
six member group from Dayton, Ohio. The concert will be 
held in the Loyola College Gymnasium and is open to the 
public. Tickets at $4.50 each available in advance in the 
Student Center lobby on Loyola's Charles Street campus. 
Remaining tickets will be available at the door. For fur- 
ther information, contact the Loyola Student Government 
office, 435-2500. 

Boast Five 

After receiving $225 from the 
SGA, the Skydlvers of Wash- 
ington College are well on their 
way to futfilllng their aim — that 
is, to send a five man team to 
the national collegiate cham- 
pionships this spring. Using 
the funds from the SGA and 
dues from club members, they 
have already purchased three 
complete rigs for themselves. 


The club already boasts of 
five free-fallers. They are; 
Tom Galloway, president of the 
club; Scott Newman, USPA in- 
structor; Jack Copeland; Pete 
Chekemaln, and Nancy Holland. 


One of the new chutes (which 
has already been purchased) is 
a 28 foot TV modified canopy. 
The other two— on order— are 
28 foot LL modified canopies. 


At their last meeting the 
club showed an introductory 
film on parachute lumping.after 
which Scott Newman went over 
their first lesson In jumping, 
the members also picked their 
permanent club cplors—Navy 
and yellow. 

The Parachute Club will be 
jumping again this weekend, so 
good luck, divers. 




r Songs 

For All Seasons 

by Deb Martin 

The first rock concert of the 
70-71 school year— what an 
event— or so I was led to bel- 
ieve. At least that's what all 
the posters said about Pro- 

Well, off I went — notetrook, 
pen, and fifty cents for the Jun- 
ior Class in hand. 

In The 



Wellj I've been here and I've 
been there, and when I got back 
and saw you all, I just knew 
I had to tell you all about It. 

First of all, 1 have to tell 
you that this place has really 
changed since I've been away. 
Somehow it seems a lot less 
"natural," If you know what 
I mean. But it does look pretty, 
and I suppose that is important. 
Oh well, I guess it's Just me. 

One of the nicest surprizes 
I had this term is that when 
I got back, I discovered that 
everybody wanted to be my 
friend! But that wore off 
pretty fast, because all they 
wanted to do was go to the 
movies with me, I mean movies 
are nice, but I was forever 
coming home with my hands 
all sticky with candy, and cho- 
colate all over my face. 

It's fimny, because in one of 
the places I saw last summer, 
the people all used to invite 
me to their homes, and we could 
really get to know each other 
that way. Some of their houses 
weren't as pretty as the ones 
in the movies, but it was worth 
it, because how can you learn 
about real things at th6 movies? 
Chew bubble gum, taste bubble 
gum, I always say. 

Well, I gotta run. Lots to 
see, lots to do. Keep in touch. 

Soon after nine o'clock Kevin 
(drummer). Drew (lead guitar). 
Ray (bass). Bill (organ), and 
Gary (lead singer) took their 
places on stage amid the wires, 
mikes, amps, and instruments 
of assorted varieties. 

They began with the Beatles' 
Got To Get You Into My Life. 
It was a good beginning, but on 
the whole the concert didn't 
come up to my expectations. 


1 did manage to look around 
and observe some outside hap- 
penings during the music— for 

instance during that light show 
the audience also got to see 

Barry Rosent)erg*s fingers. 
Even the chandelier left from 
the play hadltsshiningmoment. 

I was especially intrigued 
with Gary's performance. He 
Just stood there (for the first 
set — during the second he 
moved back a little.) He didn't 
seem to have much commun- 
ication with the audience nordld 
the audience seemed into the 


The group's material was 
pretty well varied. Their orig- 
inal music was quite good. Also 
standout performances were 
"Woman," "I'mTired," "Rich 
Kid Blues" (It was during this 
song one found out Gary could 
really sing), and "Feelln' All 
Ri^t?" Individual merits go to 
BiU and Kevhi for Jobs very 
well done. 

Audience reactions were ty- 
pical — some liked it, some 
hated It, but one response really 
impressed me — "It was loud," 
I'm happy the Junior Class 
made some money, but Pro- 
creation was vastly overrated 
(sorry Dale). Better luck next 

Sex Committee Gropes 
For Manual Materials 


As i. result (■: \\\e ELM ed- 
itorial on sex on campus (Oct- 
ober 9), a committee has been 
formed, in association with the 
Student Affairs Office, to write 
up and publishasexinformatlon 
manual for Washington College 
students. Assuming that most 
students have by now a general 
idea of what sex itself is all a- 
bout, the manual will by-pass 
this aspect and concern Itself 
with advice and information on 
contraception, pregancy, abor- 
tion and verereal disease. 
There will also be sections on 
Maryland state laws regarding 


Nineteen Student Teachers 
Give Their Views On Schools 

abortion and gynecological ser- 
vices available in and around 
Chester town. 

Committee members Mike 
Dickenson, Bill Ennett and Car- 
ole Denton, with the encourage- 
ment and supporter DeanKelley 
and Student Affairs, are now 
working on gathering informa- 
tion for the booklet. Most of 
the sources being use areman- 
uals of the same kind and pur- 
pose from other colleges and 

Any students interested in 
working with this committee 
will be welcomed 

by Nancy Walsh 

Nineteen Washington college 
seniors are student - teaching 
in eight Maryland schools this 
year. The student teaching 
program is a requirement In 
secondary teacher education at 
this college. 

Teaching French at Rock Hail 
High School is Carol Payne. 
Michele Magri, Mrs. Linda 
Baird Hawkes, and Mrs. Terry 
Gill are teaching social studies 
at the Chestertown Middle 
School. At Chestertown Hi^ 
School, Sherry Hubbard hasboth 
social studies and history clas- 


Teaching mathematics are 
Sharon Garratt at the Plkesville 
Junior High School In Baltimore 
County and Ted Gott at Sou- 
thern Senior High School InAnne 
Arundel County across theBay. 

Twelve ofthe nineteen student 
teachers gxilde English classes 
at several area schools. Sylvia 
Kuhner teaches at Rock Hall 
High School; Lucille Sewell, 
Maria Rampolla, and Debby 
Deems at Chestertown Middle 
School; BUlle McDowell and 
John Knight at Chestertown High 
School; George Henckel at 
Galena High School; Mrs. Mlndy 
Wrightson and Ellen Patterson 

at Centreville Middle School; 
Lynn Wetzel and Mrs. Carol 
Ellyson at the Gunston School 
near Centreville; and Alex Mc- 
Cosh at the pikesvUle Junior 
High School in Baltimore Coun- 


The Washington College stu- 
dent teacher program began 
in early October and lasts eight 
weeks. The first week is spent 
in observing classes. In the 
second week, the first class 
is taken up and a second class 
is added a few days later. The 
student teacher assumes control 
of a third class the third week 
and carries that load througli 
the fourth week. He has four 
classes full time for the fifth 
andsixth weeks and may have a 
heavier schedule for the seventh 
and eighth weeks. 

Required of the student 
teacher are four weeks of in- 
tensive education courses and 
a course In educational psycho- 
logy. During the teaching 
period a lesson plan must be 
submitted daily. The student 
teacher is observed by faculty 
and administration and is given 
a pass-fail grade In a mid- 
term evaluation. Besides teach- 




Drummer Kevin and teadsinger Gary of Procreation, the Baltimore based rock group 

Continued from page 1 

library consumed It all. How- 
ever, Ijeer will be served after 
the move is completed. In ad- 
dition, there is the possibility 
that senior students who 
have not yet completed their 
phys, ed. requirement may do 
so by working a full eighthours 
moving books. 

Dr. Brown has figured that 
the transfer of the 75,000 txjoks, 
by three lines of 40-50 students 
each, working four, two hour 
shifts, is possible. So all you 
pessimists, take heart. Brooks 
Bergner is signing up students 
to carry books and Paul £1- 
drldge is getting people to un- 
load the twoks. So sign up 
NOW, help move 75,000 books 
in el^t hours and contribute 
to finally opening the damn 

ing a full schedule of classes, 
he is expected to do paper work, 
mimeograph lesson sheets, hand 
in attendance sheets, control a 
homeroom section, and partici- 
pate in extracurricular act- 

John Knight, student teaching 
six, ninth and tenth grade Eng- 
lish classesatChestertowoHleii 
School, has found the teaching 
load heavy, but not too over- 
twarlng. He is pleased with his 
classes so far and has them 
reading short stories and bio- 
graphies at present. 


Carol Payne Is dlrectlngfour 
French classes, grades five 
to nine, at Rock Hall High school 
and will have two more grades 
by the eighth week. She uses 
the school's audio Ungual teach- 
ing method whereby the pupil 
hears and reads a French sen- 
tence and immediately repeats 
it. He understands the phrase 
as a whole and speaks it with- 
out having to involve any Eng- 
lish translation in the thought. 
Carol's only complaints so far 
are that she feels she's being 
given too many out-of-class 
responslbilites and the full 
day separates her from school 


George Henckel teaches six 
English classes — more speci- 
fically Reading and Language 
Arts — at Galena High SchooL 
Sixty to seventy-five per cent 
of his pupils, he feels, have 
environmental problems so his 
"chief goal in student teaching 
is to help socialize the 
students" — to help them "ad- 
Just better to the practical adult 
world." George stressed the 
need for understanding of stu- 
dents' backgrounds because 
"teaching is important only Lf 
attitudes for learning are cor- 
rect. Most of these kids don't 
have the ri^t attitude for liv- 
ing, let alone learning." 

He realizes that el^t weeks 
is hardly time enough to reach 
this goaL But he feels as the 
other student teachers feel — 
that the twomonthteachlngper- 
lod is a good start In giving 
the experience and teaching In- 
slgtit one needs to pursue the 
goals he has set. 






Booters Edge Blue Jays, 1-0 
Bow to Mounts in Season Finale 

Refs Select All-Elm Squads 



Center: Rob Warner-Crimson Tide 

Blocking backs: George Henckel- KA 

Tom Bortmes- KA 
Ends; Steue Raynor- Crimson Tide 

Bob Shriver- Theta 
Quarterback: Dary Carrington 






Chuck Johnson- Lambda 

Steve Golding- KA 

Pete Boggs- KA 

Rick Bales- KA 

Dary Carrington- Crimson 

Chuck Vuolo- KA 





Cnt ,r. Cliff Virts- Theta 

Bloc! ing backs: Miles Brager- Crimson Tide 

Mike Mann- Lambda 
!"nLi:;. Dave Novak- Somerset 

Rick Bales- KA 
Qjnrt^rback: Chuck Vuolo-KA 



Safety: _,_ 

Rick Norris- Crimson Tide 
Ray Trucksess- Crimson Tide 
Steve Raynor- Crimson Tide 
Joe Cameron- Lambda 
Bob Shriver- Theta 
Bill Sandkuler- Theta 

Washington finished Us soc- 
cer season with a 3-0 loss to 
Mt. St. Mary's on Tuesday. 
This loss brought the club's 
record to 4-7-1 on the season. 
Saturday the Sho'men traveled 
to Hopkins to defeat the Blue 
Jays, 1-0. 

The primary reason for the 
team's losing season was a 
lach of scoring punclu The 
Atheymen played basically the 
same style of game that led 
them to a 10-1-1 mark last 
season. The difference this 
year was that the opposition had 
improved their scoring ability 
from last season while the Sho'- 
men maintained Its style of play. 

Another factor wasanunfort- 
unate rash of Injuries through 
the middle of the season. This 
Is not to say that If these injur- 
ies had not occured, Washington 
would have repeated Its 1969 
performance. But It could have 
reversed enough of the de- 
cisions to give the Sho'a winning 


would be willing to start over 
with the same group If the 
season were to start again next 
week. For the future, Athey Is 
hoping to come up with two 
quick forwards who can score 
consistently. With these ad- 
ditions to the returning roster, 
the Sho'men can look forward 
to a much improved season In 

Rick Holloway, the defending Mason-Dlxon heavyvi/eight champ- 
ion, and Bill Bollinger practice in preparation for the Sho'men's 
wrestting season. Washington has an eight meet slate in its fourth 
varsity season. 


In a Row 

At first appearance, the 
Cross Country team ended its 
1970 season on a dismal note. 
After suffering two losses, in 
which both PMC and Mt. Saint 
Mary's scored perfect victor- 
ies over the Sho'men, it appears 
that the future is indeed bleak 
for the harriers. 

However, this is not the case 
at all. Both PMC and Mt. Saint 
Mary's are cross country 
powerhouses. Both have Indiv- 
iduaj stars (PMC's CulUn shat- 
tered the course record last 
Saturday, only to have his re- 
cord brokenby Mount St. Mary's 
Bleganski on Tuesday), and al- 
so have good depth. The 
Sho'men's double loss to these 
schools means little, except 
possibly to reflect on the dif- 
ficulty of the schedule. 

What Is important is that 
Howie Stauber, Rick Horstman, 
Larry Kopec, Bob Maskrey, 
and Ed Green all ran the best 
times of their Indlvudual car- 
eers during these meets, 
Horstman, for example, cut a 
full minute off In Tuesday's 
meet to finish dead even with 
Howie Stauber. If these times 
had been run earlier In the 
season the Sho'men would have 
had an easy .500 season, as 
opposed their 4-9 record. At 
any rate, the Sho'men will have 
a chance toavengesomeofthelr 
close defeats in the upcoming 
Mt. Saint Mary's Invitational 
and" Mason-Dlxon conference 
championships which will be 
held here at Washington Col- 

Coach Athey was impressed 
by the attitude of the team dur- 
ing the last few games of the 
season. The members of the 
team maintained a high level of 
morale despite its record. In 
fact, the coach stated that he 

Congratulations to the 

Crimson Tide 

on Winning the Intramural 

Touch Footbalt 







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Freshman Lynn Kisslik of Minta Martin Third Floor returns shot i' 
a women's intramural i/olleyball game. Minta Martin is currently in 
fourth place in the A league. 

28 1972 




iVeM; Bay Has Arrived 

EMBER 20, 1970 NO. 8 


For Ballpoint Prose ^'*^"^*' ^" ^^*i««* Expansion 

± In an interview with Mr. Rlc- <^ .„ -^_,. _ A«r,.-^ -^«, ^_.. _ 

by Bob Murphy 

"We exist..." With these 
words Robert Day, a new Eng- 
lish teacher at Washington Col- 
lege started the writers Union 
of Washington College on Oc- 
tober 9. 1970 

At the lirst meeting of the 
newest organization on campus, 
comprised of 47 members, of- 
ficers were elected — David 
Roach as President, Kathy 
Milnes as secretary, Theresa 
Wood as treasurer and Bob 

Scott Woolever at the 2nd of 
the Writer's Union public read- 


Day as "King" -- and immedi- 
ate plans were decided. Some 
of these plans Included student 
poetry andprose readings, guest 
poets, foreign language poetry, 
and a weekly publication, of one 
poem or a short prose sketch 
by a union member, entitled 

Funds for the Washington Col- 
lege Writer's Union come from 
Individual dues, four hundred 
dollars from the S.G.A., and 
seventeen hundred and fifty dol- 
lars alloted by the Sophie Kerr 
Committee. These funds are 
being put towards present and 
future projects. Some such 
plans include readings by major 
American poets and buying a 
press for student publications. 
As of this publication, the 
Writer's Union has sponsored 
two student readings, one poe- 
try, the other prose. Future 
readings include reading of 
poems In foreign language by 
some faculty members on Dec- 
ember' 16. There will also be 
additional student readings once 
a month. 

The Writer's Union Is open 
to all studentsandfacultymem- 
bers. So, 11 you write, and 
everybody does, don't be afraid 
to come to the office of King 
Robert the First with a dollar 
for dues, and you are a solid 
member of the Washington Col- 
lege writer's Union. 

Two Speakers Slated 

The founder of the American 
Civil Liberties Union, Roger N. 
Baldwin, and Dr. Vuri A. Zamo- 
shkln, prominent Russian socio- 
logist, will be the guest -lec- 
turers here In December. 

Mr. Baldwin Is scheduled for 
Thursday, December 3. Dr. 
ZamoshMn's talk will be on 
Tuesday, December 8. Both 
ruest lectures will be held at 
8 P.m. in the Hynson Lounge 
of Hodson HaJl. 


Roger Baldwin founded the 
American Civil Liberties Union 
In 1920 and was Its executive 
fUrector until retirement in 
J950. in recent years he has 
specialized in international 
work for human rights in the 
United States and abroad. 

He has served as a consul- 
tant to civil Ubertles to Gen- 
eral MacArthur In Japan and to 


General clay in Germany, and 
has handled numerous missions 
dealing with civil rights in U.S. 
overseas territories. 

Mr. Baldwlnishonorary Pre- 
sident and former board chair- 
man of the International Lea- 
gue for the Rights of Man, 
an organization of national civil 
rights agencies In nearly 30 
countries which is affiliated 
with the United Nations in a 
consultative role. In 1964 he 
was cited by the UN for sign- 
ificant contributions to world- 
wide human rights. 
Dr. Yuri Zamoshkln Is con- 
sidered oneofthe Soviet Union's 
leading experts on sociology 
and problems of personality In 
the modern world. His talk 
on December 8 wiU be on "To- 
day's Youth Problem In So- 
cial Orientation." 

In an interview with Mr. Ric- 
hard Francis, the President's 
new assistant, the matter of 
coping with the possible prob- 
lem of housing a possible 750 
students next year was dis- 
cussed. Mr. Francis emphas- 
ized the fact that no definite 
plans had been made, but thai 
a number of possibilities were 
being considered. 

The college's goal for next 
year, in order to make the 
school more econmlcally sound 




Paul Zukofsky, a young vi- 
olinist who is in the vanguard 
of modern music, will perform 
here Friday, evening at 8;30- 
p.m. in Tawes Theatre in tlie 
second progra.Ti of the Concerts 


At age 27, Zukofsky is an 
established recitalist, record- 
ing artist chamber musician and 
teacher. Recognizing that his 
name is associated mostly 
with contemporary music, he 
says. "The orchestra will have 
to get to 20th century music 
some day and when they do, 
I'll be ready," 


Zukofsky began getting ready 
early, with a Carnegie Hall de- 
but at age 13. He has won ma- 
jor prizes— the Paganlni, Leob, 
Enesco, Spalding, and Heifetz 
awards— and two Fromm Foun- 
dation Fellowships. 


He has taught at the New Eng- 
land Conversary of Music, 
Berkshire Musi-: Center, Swath- 
more, and Temple. He leads the 
New York string Quartet, in 
residence at Temple University, 
and he teams with pianist Gil- 
bert Kallsch as Visiting As- 
sociate In Performance at 
Swathmore. Gilbert Kallsch will 
be at the piano for the con- 

The program Friday evening 
will Include works by Charles 
Wuorinen, John Cage, Henry 
Cowell, George Crumb, and 
Charles Ives. 

is to admit enough transfers 
and freshmen to brlngtheschool 
population to a total of 750 stu- 
dents. Mr. Francis mentioned 
the problem of actually getting 
enough qualified applicajits to 
bring the total to this project- 
tion. Because of this factor, 
Mr, Francis said that no defin- 
ite steps are being tnken as 
far as actual dormitory con- 
struction. The school is plan- 
ning to feel Its way along. 

The college Is presently cap- 
able of housing 643 students, 
both men and women. At the 
present time, there are a few 
more women than men and this 
causes crowding in the women's 
dorms more than in the men's 

The present alternatives that 
are both open andfeasibletothe 
college are along this general 
line of thought of the college 
feeling Its way. For, Mr. Fran- 
cis said, there Is no need to 
provide space for 750 students if 
the college is not relatively cer- 
tain that a contlnuingpopulation 
of 750 is probable. 

The ideas now being consid- 
ered are two, which are inter- 
related. As for on-campus 
housing, the fact that the Ad- 
missions Office and the Student 

Affairs Office are both movUig 
to Bunting, the two white frame 
houses on either end of Kent 
House could be renovated to 
hold almost 30 students. In ad- 
dition to this, the college Is in- 
vestigating the number of stu- 
dents that the town could rent 
to as off-campus students. 
Through a combination of these 
two factors, Mr. Francis feels 
that the College can cope with 
an increase of students to 750, 
if it occurs. 

To Head 
For Slopes 

The first meeting of the Wash- 
ington College Ski Association 
was called to order by Tony 
Lilly, who was later elected 
president of the Association. 
Plans for the year Include a 
trip over the semester break 
to Vermont and a few week- 
end jaunts to local areas 
(Charnlla, Camelback, ect.) 
Association dues will be $10.00 
which go toward the week-long 
trip In January, payment of 
rhe dues will insure a con- 
siderable saving on the trip. 
The Association will also have 
some ski flicks open to the whole 

Stunt night, as usual, of'ered the finest in family eotertdtFimeni. 

P/lfiE TWO 



Letters To The Editor • . . 

Library Move 

Dear Sir; 

We would like to express our 
thanks to, and congratulate, the 
students and faculty of Wash- 
ington College for the generous 
help they gave on Saturday, 
November 14, during the library 
move from Bunting Library to 

This help took various forms: 
carrying books; loading from, 
and unloading onto, shelves; 
signing up volunteers; making 
posters; servlngrefreshments; 
supplying music. Because of the 
wonderful cooperation from the 
college com munlty ttiroughout 
the day, the move was complet- 
ed by 3 P.M., In six and one- 
half hours rather than eight, 
as originally planned. 

Already It is plain that the 
new library, thus welcomed so 
heartily by the entire college, 
will make a real contribution 
to the Intellectual life of the 

Again, our sincere thanlcs. 

Charles J. Merdinger 


Robert G. Bailey 



Dear Sir, 

After having carefully chosen 
Washington College as the In- 
stitution at which he would fur- 
ther his education, and after 
having attended this school for 
one-half of a semester, I am 
sure that Mr. Hoge, co-author 
of last week's article "Campus 
Housing", which appeared on 
the editorial page of the ELM. 
Is morethanqualifledto assume 
the position of critic of the ad- 

I am glad that in uts article 
Mr. Hoge did not trouble him- 
self with facts or details. The 
main topic was criticism, and 
the introduction of these ele- 
ments would have only contrib- 
uted to the boredom of the 

Why should Mr. Hoge have 
to stoop to saying what he 
means? A delineation of the 
rules which are considered ab- 
surd by tne student body would 
only serve to waste space which 
could be much more construct- 
ively used. 


Lastly, I am glad that Mr, 
Hoge took the positive step to 
direct his criticism to the in- 
dividual who Is not only so sim- 
ilar to the average student that 
he should be Judged by the 
same rules, but also the man 
who is directly Involved In the 
Important issue of allowing 
pet.s in dormitories. 

Thank You, 
Roger Stenersen 


Dear Editor: 

I was rather unimpressed by 
the article on "Campus Hous- 
ing" In your November 13 ed- 
ition. The argument presented 
under "Proctor" struck me as 
being one-sided and Inconsider- 
ate reasoning. According to the 
author, "Suffice It to say that 
If I choose to take a nineteen 
year old girl (that Is to say, 
above the legal age of consent) 
to my room at 3:00 In the morn- 
ing and ball her. It Is none of 
the administration's damn bus- 
iness," He seems to have for- 
gotten that most students on 
campus have roommates who 
mlgbt, after a certain hour at 
night, appreciate a little pri- 
vacy and nattirally, some sleep. 
To my way of thinking, these 
regulations are a protectlonfor 
those who would like to keep 
some sort of order In the dorms. 
The dorms are not like apart- 
ments with landlords. They con- 
tain many more people in a 
smaller area with a lot of In- 
teraction between these people. 
Sometimes consideration of 
others Is forgotten, and rules 
are necessary to bring a sem- 
blance of fairness to the maj- 

Finally, I see no reason why 
Dr. Merdinger was brought In- 
to the article. The last two 
paragraphs didn't enhance the 
author's arguments at all; how- 
ever they seemed only to bring 
In an element of Immaturity and 
disrespect for others. 

Peggy Irwin 

The Villain Speaks 

My Dear Miss Irwin; 

In response to your letter, 
I would have to reply that It 
appears you entirely missed 

"ft was wonderful to find America, but it would have 
been more wonderful to miss it. " 

Samuel Clemens 

"Why don't you ail fade away?" 
The Who 


the thrust of my column, Inan- 
answer to your first criticism, I 
luite agree that, If my room- 
mate did not approve of my 
bringing a girl to my room at 
3:00, etc., I would have no right 
to do so. Nonetheless, I should 
think that a problem such as 
this should be worked out be- 
tween roommates, rather than 
by arbitrary legislation made by 
a third party. I think that It is 
wise to keep in mind that, while 
some room-mates will Indeed 
disapproval of nearly anything, 
this does not mean that they 
will do so, Ipso facto. 

Your second argument Istot- 
ally Invalid as I specifically 
Included tenements in the gen- 
eral class of apartments. 

Let me assure you that I 
have no axe to grind with Dr. 
Merdinger. I merely took the 
argument that the dorm rules 
are requisite to living In a 
civilized society to its logical 
conclusion. If these rules are 
that essential. Dr. Merdinger 
should follow thera. If they 
are not, it is ludicrous to make 
us follow them. 

If I am immature as you im- 
ply, so be it. I would take ex- 
cei^ion, however, tothe implic- 
ation that I am disrespectful. 
I simply believe In a very old 
concept; "what's good lor the 
goose Is good for thp gander. 

Your humble servant, 
J. R. Hoge 

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Everyone has, at one time or 
another, seen a Robin Hood 
movie. Errol Flynn or Richard 
Todd prancing from treetotree 
occasionally stealing behind a 
bush with Maid Marion or one 
of those rumored merry men, 
and always opposed by the in- 
famous Sheriff of Nottingham, 
more than likely played byBasll 
Rathbone or some English Ed- 
gar Buchanan with something 
only the Sheriff of Nottingham 
could have: evil fat. One more 
important characteristic of this 
evU-hearted member of the Not- 
tingham constabulary was that 
he always (to me anyway) was 
a symbolic figure of decadent 
capitalism; looking down on 
long-hair s and anyone who 
should choose to threaten the 
system by wearing green tights. 
Our own Sheriff of Nottingham 
ventured into Sherwood last 
week; his title: Marshall of 
Fire (Le. Fire Marshall). 
His symbol of office; Sparky 
the Fire Dog. AUegorlcally, 
it was a let down. 

Of course, the rules were 
known to nearly everyone; any- 
thing that is unhealthy and 
everything that may cause a 
fire Is disallowed. This Im- 
mediately reminds one that his 
or her room should embody the 
worst characteristics of a 
cross between a room InBRAVE 
451, probably most resembling 
those hsopltal rooms where 
heart transplant patients recu- 

As the time for Inspection 
drew near, I became more and 
more anxious. There were so 
many questions that needed ans- 
wering. For Instance, I know 
that extension cords over 12 
feet In length are a fire hazard, 
but are two 7-feet extension 
cords a fire hazard also? Or, 
If pets are a hazaxd^o your 
health, should you be expected 
to feed the mice that came 
with the room? 

I decided to rest before the 
Inquisitors came and soon I 
found myself In a very deep 
sleep dreaming I was under a 
tree in Sherwood Forest, eating 
a tremendous leg of venison, 
drinking wine, belching, and 
really enjoying myself. Sud- 
denly, from nowhere, there 
came a loud knock on my tree. 

— Come In, I shouted. 

In stepped the Marshall of 
Fire, trailing behind himself 
a very sardonic looking version 
of Sparky. 

— I'm sorry young man, 
but cooking venison Is a vio- 
lation of the fire code and 
drinking wine Is a violation 
of the Wlno's Code of Justice, 
eating venison Is a violation of 
health laws(it could have worms 
in It) and belching Is a vio- 
lation of Emily Post. I'll put 
a list of violations In your 
mailbox. Thank you, said the 

As he walked by, the dog 
stopped at my tree, llftedv^Us 
leg, and... 

A knock at the door. Wake 
up you fooL Get ready for the 

All of a sudden there were 
ten people standing In my room, 
all of them with clip boards in 
hand and a wondering look on 
their faces. The gentleman who 
must have been the fire mar- 
shall, walked right to our "oc- 
tupus arrangement" (which Is 
actually much more reminiscent 
of the giant squid that attack- 
ed Captain Nemo and his men). 
I thought that it was all over. 
The last ten episodes of DRAG- 
NET flashed before my eyes. 

— Ugh huh, said the fire 

— Look, plastic dope, said 
someone else. 

— Huh ugh, said the fire 
mar shall. 

-- Yea, I've seen plastic 
dope before, said someone else. 

— Urn, um, sold the fire 
mar shall. 

— Wow,that'sfar-out, some- 
one Interjected Intellectually. 

— Venl, vidl, vicl, murmur- 
ed the fire marshall. 

And as they walked out the 
door, someone made It very 
clear that our room had pass- 
ed inspection. I breathed a 
sign of relief and pictured Jack 
Webb being busted for posses- 
sion. Loosing all animosity, 
I felt as though I should say 
something friendly. 

" where did you get that 
great looking Dalmatlon, I 






Cafeteria Offers 
INew Culinary Curios 

By Jim Dillon 

Homemade donuts and im- 
proved bakery goods make up 
the main changes in this year's 
food services. An unlimited 
seconds policy also has made 
the service here among the 
most libera] anywhere. 

The theory of the Food Ser- 
vice, accordingto assistant food 
director Chuck KeUogg is to 
provide the level of service one 
would find In a commercial caf- 
eteria, "We know that we have 
a 'captiveaudience'.butwewant 
to have the food well displayed 
and prepared, so the students 
are drawn totakethefood, which 
looks and Is good." 
One cnange will be with 
breakfasts, where either do- 
nuts, coffee cake, danlsh, cin- 
namon streusel or cinnamon 
rolls will be available forevery 
breakfast. Also, Pillsburypan- 
cakes, lighter than the current 
ones, wlU be used in the near 
future. New Plllsbury cake 
mixes are now in use, with 
the result of better, fresher 
cakes, Buttercream icing is 
another improvement. 
If you are reading the Elm 
over Friday dinner, notice a 
new strawberry shortcake for 
your dessert. Special light 
gingerbread with lemon icing 
should appear soon. For those 
who favor poached eggs on 
toast, watch for these, which 
might appear on Tuesday or 
Thursday breakfast 

Blueberry pancakes and sau- 
sages, or scrambled eggs with 
dices of bologna aretwo popular 
new items, for t-hose masn- 

chists and Christians who at- 
tend Sunday breakfast. 
There have been fewer com- 
plaints from students this 
year. Two improvements In 
preparation, less cooking (i.- 
e. overcooking) of vegetables, 
and cooking steaks rare to med- 
ium, are being worked on. Both 
Kellogg and John Linville, Food 
Service Director, emphasize 
that they want to hear what stu- 
dents feel about the food, any 
criticisms at all, or even 

One problem is the abuse of 
free guest privileges, which 
almost no other school offers. 
A few people have been stead- 
ily abusing this privilege, and 
according to Mr. LlnviUe, 
"This runs upahighercostthan 
one might expect; the abuse by 
a few people might spoil this 
privilege for everybody." ■ 
Also, a lot of food is wasted. 
"If students would take off the 
line only what they know they'll 
eat, and come back for any- 
thing else afterwards, there 
would be a substantial amount 
of money available for further 

The new policy of unlimited 
seconds should cost about $7000 
over the year, but Mr. Linville 
sees it as well worth it. "The 
students seem very satisfied 
with it, and financiUy we still 
run just in the black, which is 
the way we want to run it." 
A new Food Preference 
Questionnaire should go out 
soon. Handled by the S. G. A, 
Food Committee, these quest- 
ionnaires are the basis of menu 

§oe- CVxtcM 

365 HCojr'- 





Robbie the Robot finds new home in the cafeteria. 

Dorms Bid Welcome 
To New Furry Friends 

By Madeline Amoss 

On November 9, the Student 
Affairs Office announced a new 
policy concerning pets in the 
residence halls. It reads as 
follows: Pets, Including cats, 
small dogs and other animals 
of a harmless nature, will be 
allowed In residence halls under 
the following contltions; 

1. The pet will be agreeable 
to roommate and residents In 
surrounding rooms, 

2. The owner will register 
the animal with the staff member 
on his floor and will agree to 
accept the responsibility for the 
health, welfare, and safety of 
the animal. 

3. Whenever possible, ani- 
mals will wear tags Indicating 
that they are registered to stu- 
dents at the College. 

4. If ANY complaint is made 
or if the animal is regarded 
as a nuisance by one or more 
hall members, the staff 
member or the hall custodian, 
the owner will, without hesi- 
tation, agree to remedy the 

5. Animals will NOT be al- 
lowed In ANY campus building 
except for residence halls. It 
Is also understood that animals 
will not be allowed to run free 
within the residence halls. 

6. The Staff member will 
have the authority to regulate 
the number and kinds of pets 
on his floor. 

7. Above policies will be 
administered by the Student Af- 
fairs Office. 

This policy tries to put em- 
phasis on mutual cooperation. 
The only problems that are 
foreseen by the Student Affairs 
Office are those that would be 
caused by disturbance to other 
people on the hall or the 
maintenance department by the 
pet. Also^ it is a state health 
law that no animals are allow- 
ed in the dining hall. 

The new ruling came about 
through a movement In the 
S.G.A, It was referred to the 
Student Affairs Office, which 
consulted the Business Office, 

the Maintenance Dejiartment, 
and the President's Office. All 
agreed that if there were con- 
trols, it could be a workable 

Several students with pets that 
come under this policy were 
Interviewed. All agreed that it 
Is a lot of work and at times 
the pet Is too much trouble. 
The main problems are house- 
training, lack of space and ex- 
ercise for the pet, and finding 
time for the pet. None of the 
four owners interviewed had 
trouble with the pet disturbing 
other people on his residence 
hall. If a student has a lot 
of time to spend with his pet, 
there doesn't seem to be any 
major problem. 

In The 
Sky . . , 

It's me again. Yesterday I 
was watching some friends 
tromplng across a lawn, and I 
couldn't help thinking about a 
place I'd seen. 

This place was really weird. 
When I first gotthere, the coun- 
try seemed to be all bramblesl 
Now I like to walk aroundbare- 
fout, so It really gave me some 
trouble. A lot of the people wore 
these heavy boots all the time, 
and the others who went barefoot 
Just mostly stood still. 

The second day I was there I 
went exploring, and I found a 
hill that I could look down from. 
Well--what I saw really blew 
my mind! There were all kinds 
of paths through the bramblesl 
Not only that, but the paths were 
nice soft dirt, so that! could get 
into walking barefoot again! 

When I got down into the 
~.i ambles again, I saw what 
everyone was dDing--they were 
always watching their feet, so 
they never saw the paths. 

I wound up buying a pair of 
slip-ons, and it was really out- 
asite for the rest of the 
time there. I could take them 
off and dig Into the paths with 
my toes, or put them on and take 
a shortcut across the brambles 
when I wanted to. I met some 
groovy people doing the same 
thing, but not many. Too bad, 
but the people watching their 
feet weren't having much fun. 
I guess that's because they 
never saw each other's faces, 
what with all that looking down! 

Well, I'll be seeing you. Keep 
your feet on the groundl 


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Last Saturday the harriers 
traveled to Emmltsburg '.o take 
part In the Mt. St. Mary's In- 
vitational. Competlngwithsome 
of the best teams In the area, 
the Sho'men could manage only 
a ninth place out of a possible 
ten teams. Best time of the day 
was turned inby captalnHoward 
Stauber as he traversed the 
5.2 mile course In 30:26 good 
enough tor a 24th place finish. 

M-D Championship 

This Saturday Washington Col- 
lege will be the site of the 
Mason Dixon Cross Country 

Mt! St. Mary's College Is the 
pre-meet team favorite led by 
Chet Bleganskl, who established 
the Washington Course record 
at 26:00. Along with Bleganskl 
they have senior Dick Rasmuss- 
en, who won the Mt. SL Mary's 
Invitational Meet last week. 
Sophomore Steve Hanlon, who 
set anew course record atCath- 
oUc Univ. this season, and 
freshman standout Bob Shoop, 
head a deep experienced squad. 
Bridgewater sparked by Doug 
Coleman, the Virginia small 
college champion, Catholic Un- 
iversity and Gallaudet post 
the most serious threats to the 
Mounts return as Isam champ- 
ions. The Mountaineers fin- 
ished ahead of Catholic U., 

Hoopsters Fare Well With Glassboro 
To Tangle With B. U. Tuesday 

Freshman guard Mike Slagle goes up for a shot in action against 
Giassboro State. Slagle is one of the three trying for one of the 
guard spots. 

Washington College To Host 
Mason-Dixon Championship 

Loyola and Bridgewater in that 
order, last year. Ruddy Young 
of Catholic U. and Terry Lund- 
borg of Gallaudet College have 
paced the Cardhials and Bisons 
for most of the season, 

Loyola has a top flight run- 
ner in senior Mike Hodges and 
a good Towson State squad is 
led by Jim Harrison. Roanoke 
could be the surprise of the 
meet and boast junior Michael 
Bast, who gave Bridgewater's 
Coleman a stiff run In the Vir- 
ginian championship, and then 
defeated Coleman in their dual 
meet last week. 

Fifth for W. C. 
Ten of the first 15 finishers 
in 1969 are back. Washington 
College is holding the champ- 
ionship for the fifth time. It 
was first held here in 1959 when 
Roanoke captured the team title 
for the fifth straight time. 
Bridgewater won here In 1961, 
Old Dominion followed in 1963 
and Catholic University wasthe 
victor In 1966, the last occasion 
it was held on the Chestertown 

The championship will get 
underway at 2 P.M. from be- 
hind Cain Athletic Center. The 
best location to watch the five 
mile struggle Is from the topof 
the College's Klbler Field 
bandstand. Most of the course 
and the first and last mile can 
be seen from that vantage point. 

Washington opens its regular 
basketball season on December 
2 In Allentown, Pennsylvania 
against Muhlenberg College, 
last year's Middle Atlantic Con- 
ference Champions. In pre- 
paration for the season, Coach 
Tom Flnnegan has scheduled 
three scrimmages against 
Glassboro State, the University 
of Baltimore, and the Alumni. 

Against Glassboro last Tues- 
day, the Sho'men played three 
halves. Glassboro this year has 
a much better team than the 
squad that went 8- 14 last season. 
A well-coached and well bal- 
anced team, they acquired the 
services of five junior college 
transfers, three of whom start. 
They also have a strong bench 
that includes two 6'T' players. 

The Sho'men made a good 
showing of themselves against 
Glassboro winning the first half 
38-37, tying the third 42-42, 
while losing the second 60-26 
when Finnegan emprtied the 


to Meet 

by Dave Griffith 

As the 1970-71 wrestling sea- 
son gets underway the key 
phrase is "cautious optimism." 
In the short history of the 
wrestling team the season re- 
;ords have improved from .000 
to .200 to .500 last year, and 
although this drastic improve- 
ment will probably not continue 
at its present rate, this is every 
hope for a season at least a; 
jood as last year. It appears 
that Injuries willdeterminejust 
how well the team actually does 
tliough, for uninjured, the squad 
■s strong in every weight class. 
At lie both of last year's con- 
' Anders, jack Keenan and Marty 
Winder, return. At 126, the 
team will be bolstered by the 
return of Bob Bailey, standout 
from the 1968 season. The 
next weight class of 134 will 
probably be filled by freshman 
Harold Rafter, althoughhecould 
conceivably be challenged 
either by veteran Kenny Kiler 
or Co-Captaln Jim Pitchitino, 
who both are tentatively 
scheduled at 145. This situation 
repeats itself at 152, wlthfresh- 
man Vincent Ollveri the prim- 
iry contender, althou^ poss- 
ible challengers could come 
from either returnees Matt Sny- 
der or John Carlin, transfer 
Robert Metaxa, and Danny Wil- 
Liams, all of whom will compete 
or the 160 position. At 167 
,:huck Voulo and Bill Bollinger 
ire returning, while Steve Cold- 
lUg will probably wrestle 177. 
-o-Captain Roger Stenerson 
will wrestle 190 and defending 
Mason-Dixon champion Rick 
"Tiny" Holloway will again 
wrestle at heavyweight. 

Although this line-up Is tent- 
ative and will vary during the 
"rourse of the season, it appears 
:hat If the Sho'men can avoidin- 
jurles, particularly in the heav- 
ier weights, the team Is solid. 

bench from the start to take 
a look at his reserves against 
State's first team. OveraU the 
Sho'men shot an excellent 43% 
from the floor while showing a 
lackluster 30 for 53 from the 
free throw Une for 57%, If the 
Sho'men could bring their per- 
centage up to 75%, It could add 
ten to fifteen points to the of- 
fensive out put with one- and one 

Finnegan was pleased withthe 
hustle and determination of the 
squad. Washington has no "big 
man" to go to and must depend 
on everyone working well to- 
gether in a group effort. The 
coach found this in Tuesday's 
scrimmage, even though he has 
a relatively inexperienced ball 
club that hicludes only one sen- 

Defensively, the Sho'men al- 
lowed too many open shots and 
gave up the baseUne too often, 
and the men playing back in the 
zone provided too little de- 
fensive support on the opposit- 
ions drives to the basket. Finn- 
egan blamed this on a lack of 
communication on defense. 


The Sho'men basketball team 
will take on the Alumni this 
Sunday at 2 P. M. in Cain Ath- 
letic Center. 

Of the top six players, the 
coach described Lew Young's 
play as exceptional. Lew was 11 
of 14 from the field with three 
free throws for25polnts. Ricky 
Turner had a bad day from the 
field, shooting 3 for 14 but show- 
ed the hustle that Finnegan was 
looking for. John Dickson Is the 
number one guard showing abil- 
ity to run the offense. Of the 
three freshmen Finnegan said 
that Klrby Pines needs work 
but has had the ability and 
height to help out while Mike 
Slagle and Mike DeSantis both 
need work on defense and pass- 
ing before the season begins. 
Needs Backing Guard 

The coach is looking for a 
back up guard for Dickson from 
among Novy Viamonte, John 
Stehihart, and Frank Ogens. 
Finnegan will select the rest of 
the squad from among freshman 
Craig Brown, Ben Bobb, Gary 
Ford, Greg Pessillo, and Paul 
Brown; sophomore Mitch Mow- 
ell and senior John Way. Fans 
can look forward to a team that 
will improve as the season pro- 
gresses and the players gain 
coheslveness in their play. 

After the Alumni come In on 
Sunday, the Sho'men will play 
Baltimore University next 
Tuesday. Baltimore was 17-7 
last year and everyone, includ- 
ing Bunny Wilson, who averaged 
24 points per game last season 
for the Bees, is back from that 


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SEP 28 1972 




Weekend Desertion Makes 
College A 'Suitcase SchooP 

by Betsy Murray 
In the past few months It 
has become Increasingly ap- 
parent that Washington College 
is a "suitcase school." on 
weekends the campus Is virtual- 
ly deserted and nothing isplan- 
ned for those of us who don't 
have a suitcase. 

Open House 
WeU, the S. G. A. Is taking 

definite steps to aide Washing- 
ton College's social at- 
mosphere. In the next week, 
all students should get engraved 
invitations to the Student Gov- 
ernment's First Annual Open 
House. It will be held on 
December U, following the 
Christmas Choir Concert, The 
S. a A. will provide eight 
kegs of beer and will announce 
the recipients of the Fu Manchu 

College To Host 
Shore Chess Tourney 

Washington College will host 
a chess tournament for Eastern 
Shore players Saturday, Dec- 
ember 5 In a match sanctioned 
and run by the Maryland Chess 

The Kent County Department 
01 Parks and Recreation and the 
Chestertown Chamber of Com- 
merce are co-sponsors of the 
event along with the College. 

The tournament is non-USCF 
rated and is open to all players 
regardless of age and residence 
'"ho rating Is below 1600 or un- 

rate(t Rules and number of 

rounds will be determined by 
the number of entries. 

A number of prizes and tro- 
phies win be awarded, including 
special awards for top woman 
player, top junior under 18 years 
of age, and top Junior underage 

The tournament will be held 
in the Activities Center of Hod- 
son Hall, from 10 a, m. to 5 p. m. 
Further information can be ob- 
tained from Mr, Kabat at Wash- 
ington College, telephone 778- 
2800, ext. 253. 

The S, G. A, has also passed 
a proposal urtiich should enhance 
campus events. The S. G A. 
will assist any dorm(or dorms) 
in their social events. The 
S. a A. will donate $1.50 to- 
wards the party for every stu- 
dent In the dorm which is spon- 
soring the party. This does 
not mean that whenever two or 
more gather together, the 
S. G A. will throw in $1,50 
each. It is hoped that this 
program will Inltate parties 
with a little creativity. Hilary 
Parkinson suggested events 
such as a dorm sponsoring a 
movie with beer and popcorn 
or a party with Jug Band Music. 
The parties must be free and 
open to the entire campus. Be- 
fore the S. G. A. wiU agree 
to assist the event, the 


From Poll 

by Pollonius 

According to returns from an 
Elm questionnaire handed out in 
the lunch line Tuesday, Nov- 
ember 24, over one third of the 
students at Washington College 
regularly leave campus on 
weekends because "the place 
drives (them nuts." 

Over 150 students responded 
to the questionnaire, providing 
a relatively balanced cross- 
section of grades and sex. In 
answering why they frequently 
left campus on weekends, most 
answered that "theschool'sen- 
vironment drove them nuts," 
while others stated reasons 
ranging from goinghometo vis- 
It thefamllytorendez-vouswith 
boyfriends or girlfriends. 

Of the two-thirds who usu- 
ally do spend weekends on col- 
lege turf, over half report that 
they study, while the remaining 
half, in their own words, "get 
loaded, ball, trip, smoke dope 
and party." In fact, almost one- 
third of the responses mention 
the specific use, and deliberate 
overuse, ofdrugs and/or liquor, 
In order to manufacture a tem- 
porary "escape." 

Continued on Page 2 


College /s . . . 

College is education - stimulus to the mind, visual intel- 
lectual social, liberal arts education is the education of 
well rounded men. universal men i.e. university, exposure 
to new people, new ideas, new problems, new sorrows •- 
new joys. 

Education is group effort, group stumblings and discov- 
ies. group strength and group support, education is soli- 
tary confrontation, to confront ream after ream of prin- 
ted matter alone, armed but with tensor lamp and ht- 
lighter. Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set 

College is class after class, badly heated classrooms, lec- 
tures many lectures boring, interesting, incomprehensible, 
enlightening lectures, college is personal contact, touch 
students, teachers, friends and lovers, touch. 

College is your friends, your group, people you know, 
people who don't know, people alone, people coupled, 
people in crowds, college is walking out ot your dorm and 
finding a "stranger" crying on the path in the dark, "pity 
the poor immigrant who wishes he had stayed at home." 

College is success, academic honors, job offers, bright vis- 
tas of graduate school, social success, personal successes, 
to the victors go the spoils to the vanquished oblivion, 
college is the diploma grasped as the long distance runner 
breaks the tape, college is three years, two years, one sem- 
ester of too much sadness and too niuch sorrow, and gone, 
and two months later nobody knows your name. 

College the responsibility all individuals undertook be- 
ing adults of sound mind and sound body, make the best 
of your opportunities, make yourself secure, make your- 
self happy, you have no one to blame but yourself, no one 
but yourself. 

you have no one at all. 

College is community, community equals 600 and some 
people in the same place, we are all part of the community 
but some are more a part of the community than others, 
community is shared goals (?) ideals, community is shared 
diversity, community is togetherness, togetherness is like 
riches, some have it, others cry on empty paths late at 

College is many little cubicles tacked on to empty con- 
crete halls. College is home, but home is where the heart 

How can you be at Washington College when you're no- 
where at all. 




Yes, Kiddies, There 
Is A Student Center 

Two beat up ping pong tab- 
les, pale grey concrete walls, 
a few tables and chairs, mail- 
boxes, posters datlngback three 
months hung askewonthe waDs, 
no windows, a coke machine, 
and an atonal piano --that'sthe 
Student Activities Center at 
Washington College, Referred 
to by some students as "that 
cave" or "the Wasteland," It's 
no wonder that one rarely sees 
more than five people there at 
one time, on weekends It's a 
veritable desert. 

When Hodson Hall was built, 
in 1965, mixer-parties were 
very popular and the Student 
Activities Center was design- 
ed for that purpose — a large 
room for mingling and dancing. 
For a while It also boasted a 
pool table, but that had to t>e 
removed due to damage and 
stolen pool balls. Today, there 
Is a greater preference for 
smaller "couples" parties. 
Dances are held witheroff cam- 
pus or In the dining halL Many 
students would like to see a cof- 
fee house set up there, but, as 
Dean Kelley puts It, "No matter 
what you do that room, It's still 
going to be ugly. It's Just abad 

But don't lose hope yet, gang. 
The Student Affairs Office and 
the S. G.A, are very aware of the 
"there's nothing to do, no- 
where to go" situation on cam- 
pus, AHhou^ not formally pro- 
posed yet, there is an idea roll- 
ing around the Student Affairs 
Office of setting up an Informal 
coffee house in the first floor 
of Bunting Hall (the old Lib- 
rary). The Administration (In- 
cluding Student Affairs) is plan- 
ning to take over Bunting some- 
time next semester, and the Ad- 
missions Office will then be 
moved over to the present Stu- 
dent Affairs building. If app- 
roved, the coffee house would 
then be relocated In the old Ad- 
missions building. It all sounds 
like a elaborate game of musical 
buildings, but there's a chance 
that everything can be worked 
out an the students' "some- 
thing to do" need will at last be 

by Carole Denton 

So, If students can get off 
their apathy, git it together, and 
are willing to do a little work, 
this campus may soon have Its 
own coffee house. Its own real 
live Student Activities Center, 

Poll Results . . . 


The most popular scheduled 
events on campus. In the eyes 
of student, are, In their order of 
preference: movies, lecturers, 
sports, and concerts, on the 
other hand, when asked vrtiat Im- 
provements or additions they'd 
like to see on the campus cal- 
ander, a majority of students 
expressed the same reaccur- 
Ing suggestions of more rel- 
evant and controversial lectur- 
es, two or more rock concerts 
over the year with big-name 
bands, organized excurislons 
and yes, friends, more open 
parties and mixers. Another 
common complaint was the lack 
of dating material on campus for 
the ladles. 

In conclusion, students were 
asked If they felt that they were 
a part of the W.C, community. 
Almost one-third responded 
that they felt left out of astand- 
ing community, while yet others 
posed another, more unsettling 
question in reply: "What com- 

Elm Staff 

The ELM is published weekly 
Ihiou^ the academic year except 
during official recesses and exam per- 
iods by the students of Washington 
College. The opinions expressed by 
the editorial board of (he ELM do 
not necessarily represent those of 
the College. Subscription price: 
S7.S0 per year alumni; S8.00 per 
year other than alumni. Published by 
Washington Colleoe, Cheslertown 
Muyland. Second class postage 
paid at CentieviUe, Maryland. 

Editor W. D. Prcttvman '7! 

Publications Editor R. Peddicord_71 
Mana^g Editor . . £. Danner '73 

Associate Editor D. Roach '71 

Business Maiugei . . . . E. Shelley "72 

Sports G. Anderson "72 

Features . . . . D. Beaudouin "73 

News C. Dcnlon '73 

Grculadon L. Alteri '73 

Photopaphy P. Whiton "71 

Advertising D. Goldstein '73 

Publications. . . .M. J. Eaven son '73 
Typing . . M. R. Yoe '73 


by WeldonMonsport & John Raskin 

THE DAMNED is a war 
movie. It Is a war movie In 
that It is a psychological analy- 
sis of a people about to go to 
war. Tlie physical action (while 
very little) takes place in Ger- 
many in the late 30's, a time 
when tensioQbetween people and 
government was at a fever pitch 
and yet was desperately re- 
pressed. The actual plot is 
the plight of an Influential fam- 
ily, owners of a great steel 
mill, resisting pressures to 
relinquish its ownership to the 
government. The route that is 
taken by the government is de- 
vious and complicated and de- 
pends on the ability of the Nazis 
to break the mind of one man. 
This man is the grandson of 
the present monarch of the 
family, who Is about to die; 
he is also the son to the heir 
of the fortune and an outrage- 
ous tag. His father, the heir, 
is an S.A. officer, and a 
soldier loyalto Hitler; however, 
it is Hitler's plan to destroy 
the S.A. because It has out- 
lived its usefulness and to give 
its power to the S.S. It Is 
appareiU: then that the way to 
the steel works Is to secure the 
mind of the officer's effeminate 
son to the Nazi cause. This 
is done in an agonizing series 
of shocks for the boy, engineer- 
ed by a young S.S. officer. The 

boy is already tormented by an 
uxmatural love for his mother 
and through various engineered 
revelations about her, he be- 
comes Inflamedwitb guilt, which 
is converted to hatred for the 
whole family. It is by these 
means that he is lured into an 
S. S. position as an alternative 
to revenge and signs away the 
steel-works to Hitler, his new 

The director, LucloViscontl, 
gives the whole film powerful 
overtones of sickness and de- 
pravity. He envisions the S.A., 
Hitler's brown-shlrted political 
organization as aflockoftrans- 
vestites, and there is a scene 
in which hundreds of S.A.'s 
at a reunion, dressed in vary- 
ing degrees of women's under- 
wear, are ripped apart by the 
bullets from the guns of hard, 
unyielding, unthinking storm- 
troopers. Out of the carnage 
rises a powerful metaphor. The 
idealistic destroyed by the im- 
knowlng. The youth of Ger- 
many, gay though It may be, 
deserves something better. The 
young son of the dead S,A, 
officer (and heir to the for- 
tune) is played by Helmut Ber- 
ger. His performance stands 
out In the film as the only one 
that 1 considered truly great. 
He portrayed the depraved, tor- 
mented youth with true torment 

and depravity; and, in his flnal 
incarnation as S.S. officer, he 
is convincingly unyielding, 
petty, and ridiculous. His con- 
version by subversion is the 
real theme, and Visconti carries 
it farther by applying this to 
Germany. Germany is not the 
mad dog S.S., but the sensitive, 
effeminate S. A., blind youth, 
submerged in guilt and In de- 
pravity, looking to the darkness 
as if it were light in the belief 
that any power that controls 
is better than the despair of 

Is Forced 
To Vacate 

by Midc Dickinson 

In the conflict between War 
and peace, war has won another 
battle in that the Eastern Shore 
Committee to End the War 
through Congressional Action 
has been forced to close its 
downtown office due to a lack 
of enthusiasm on the part of 
citizens and students of Ches- 
tertown. In trying to find in- 
formation as to this lack of 
enthusiasm, I went and talked 
with Bill Sheppard who is pre- 
sently chairing the Committee. 
Bill gave me the following 
explanation for the lack of en- 

"Students are being used by 
allowing Vice President Ag- 
new's rhetoric — the law and 
order issue which should be 
dealing with crime and not dis- 
sent, and the civil liberties Is- 
sue, to cover up the original 
Issue of whether or -not 
American military intervention 
in Vietnam Is politically and 
morally justified." 

Expounding, Bill said 
felt the law and order and civil 
liberties Issues were "i 
tacking the symptoms and not 
the disease." 

Filling in on theclosingofthe 
downtown office, he explained 
that the downtown office was 
dissolved. The campus branch 
would continue operating but 
under a new name. 

At present there are twenty 
persons on the committee which 
is now undergoing organizatio- 
nal changes by rewriting by- 
laws In order to be recognized 
by the S.G.A. 

The committee has a number 
of sub- committees, including 
an art committee which is in- 
vestigating the possibilities of 
making posters as a source of 
income for the committee and 
the news committee which 
writes 'letters to the editor" 
of Eastern Shore papers. 
A poetry reading in conjunction 
with the Writers Union Is sche- 
duled In the not too distant 
future on the topic of War! 

The Committee meets every 
Thursday at 7:00 In the S.G.A, 
room and everyone is invited. 

Attention Creators ! 


ELMAN PUBLISHING HOUSE is selecting poems and short stor 
ies for their annual books "VOICES OF POETRY 1971" am 

AM poets and writers are invited to participate. 

Contestants for poetry may send up to three entries, each of fifti 

lines or less, and for short stories only one entry not excaedini 

eighteen hundred vtrords, which must be accompanied by a self ad 

dressed post-paid envelope, and mailed not later than Decembe 


All winners will be notified by January 15th, 1971, 

These contests are free, with no obligation of any sort. 

So poets and writers, send your entries to ELMAN PUBLISHING 

HOUSE, 8261 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida 33138 - and 

good luckl 



Students To Present 
Three One Act Plays 


by Sharon Smith 

On December 4 and 5 student 
productions will present three 
one-act plays at Tawes Theatre, 
8;30 p.m. The first play Is 27 
wagons Full of Cottonby Ten- 
nessee WUUams. It is directed 
by David L. Ripley, with a cast 
of three: Danea Talley, Lee 
Klug, andBob Murphy. ThlswlU 
be followed by The Still Alarm 
by George S. Kaufman, a comedy 
directed by Larry Israllte In- 
cluding Eric Ruark, Larry 
Israelite, Joel EUns, PhlUp 
Salter, and Nancy Walsh In the 
cast. The final play of the even- 
ing make its world premiere at 

School ... 

Continued from Page 1 

Social Committee Chairman, 
Hilary Parkinson, should be 
consulted as to the reason for 
the event, where it will be, how 
It will be done, etc. This way 
all the details can be worked 
out before submitting the re- 
quest to S. G. A. 

This is a novel idea and It Is 
hoped that the social events will 
be equally Innovative. The 
S. G. A. has constructed the 
machinery to aide Washington 
College's atmosphere, but as 
usual It Is up to the students 
to take advantage of It. 


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Washington College, for It was 
written by a student presently 
enrolled here. The Product- 
Ion of Julian Blanchlield, by 
H. Jones Baker in, Is direct- 
ed by David Merritt, and the 
members of the cast are; Thorn 
Snode, Kim Burgess, Victoria 
Lazzell, Peter Boggs,' Wayne 
Jonas, Kathle Mllnes, Harold 
Thompson, and Mary Ann Hlg- 

The production coordinator 
is H. Jones Baker; production 
designed by Meg German; lift- 
ing designed by Barbara Kay 
Price; and technical director 
Is Michael Gallahue. 

A scene from "The StMl Air" by George S. Kaufman one of the 
three studentjrod actions to be shovynjnjawes, Dec. 4th and 5th. 


Tragedy Traced To Townie 

by Menio 

Wreaking an absolute path 
of wanton destruction, a shad- 
owy figure known only as the 
Drunken Townie has returned 
again this semester to the pai- 
slied halls of Kent House South 
(first floor), causing general 
havoc on recent occasions and 
scattering panicked, trlpped- 
out occupants back into their 
black-lit rooms. Sounds good. 
Penguin Dust 

Just who is this criminal, 
this effete creep, this base 
character and patron of low as- 
ymmetry? No one can get it 
together to be sure. This re- 
porter even queried one such, 
ragged occupant of the terror- 
ized hall about the Incidents, 
but he merely mumbled, and I 
quote, "Penquin dusi Give 
me penquin dust! I must have 
penquin dusti," and hobbled a- 

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way, gnawing on a ball-point 
pen. Still let's look at the re- 
cord and make a few things 
perfectly clear. In the last two 
odd months, no less than three 
unprovoked attacks have laid 
waste to this hall's sterling 

Final Outrage 

In September, a reinforced 
window of the study lounge was 
brutally smashed with a chair 
by this phantom. Then again, 
in October, a shocking major- 
ity of the hall's ceiling panels 
were knocked down and ground 
frighteningly underfoot by the 
same assailant. And, at last, 
one week ago, came the final 
outrage of them all. 

Fiendish Attack 

Moving with deadly speed and 
precision, the arch-fiend dash- 
ed down the haUway In broad 
night and bllndingly pumped an 
indescriminate number of SB 
gun rounds into. Ironically, the 

same study lounge window he 
had destroyed two months ear- 
lier. (The buUet, well BB, 
holes are still in the glass, if 
skeptical readers care to ver- 
ify this tale of woe). Under 
cover of the general confusion, 
which resulted from flying 
glass shrieking through the air 
like shrapnel and multiple 
freak-outs by several Nickel- 
Dime patrons within the lounge, 
the maniac fled into the dark- 

Orphans of Reality 

And so here ends our story. 
But how much longer will these 
attacks persist? How much 
longer will Kent House South's 
(first floor) orphans of reality 
be forced to wade thru the van- 
dalized debris left by this fan- 
tastic rip-off artist to get to the 
poddy? Will this hanky-panky 
never cease? E Ivor the Gypsy 
know s, bu t he ain't talking. The 

Drunken Townie cries, "Sleep 

no more!" 




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To Speak 

On China 

By the invitation from Dr. Tai 
Sung An, Chairman of the De- 
partment of Political Sce- 
ence and International Studies, 
Professor A, Doak Barnett, one 
of the leading American auth- 
orities on China^ will visit the 
campus on December 11, 1970 
to deliver a guest lecture. Mr. 
Barnett's lecture, which is to 
be given at 3:30 p,m. In Hyn- 
son Lounge, will focus on the 
important question of U.S. — 
China relations In the 1970'g. 

Because of his well-known 
reputation and credentials as a 
leading American scholar on 
China, Professor Barnetthard- 
ly needs a lengthy Introduction. 
Mr. Barnett Is now a Senior 
Fellow at the Brookings Insti- 
tution In Washington, D.C. Born 
in China, he was formerly pro- 
fessor of Government and 
Chairman of the Contemporary 
China Studies Committee at 
Columbia University. He has 
also served on numerous sch- 
olarly and consultative bodies, 
Includbig the State Department 
Advisory Panel on China and 
the Joint Committee on Con- 
temporary China of the Social 
Science Research Council and 
the American Council of Learn- 
ed Societies. During 1968-69 
he was Chairman of the Nat- 
ional Committee on United 
States—China Relations. 

Professor Barnett Is a most 
prollilc scholar-author. He has 
written or edited ten books, in- 
cluding Cadres, Bureaucracy 
and Political Power In Com- 
munist China; Communist 
China; The Early Years, 1949- 
55; China on the Eve of Com- 
munist Takeover; Communist 
China In Perspective; China 
After Mao; and communist 
China and Asia. He has also 
published numerous chapters of 
books, booklets, and countless 
articles and reports In scholar- 
ly Journals, newspapers, and 

There will be no charge for 
admission. Everyone Inter- 
ested in world affairs, es- 
pecially dealing with the Im- 
portant problems of U.S.— 
China relations, are cordially 




of every 







As a student, do you feel that ' '"'J" ^- '^^" T ' , 
you are honesty a part of the "^^ «'^^«"^,^ ^"V u ?n u 
Washington College community? ^^ ^^ "y^^" ^^""^ '^ Z^ 

Yes, I am a part simply be- 
cause there Is no whole with 
which to feel you are a func- 
tion and thus I am one of the 
many disconnected and unfused 

Gentleman '12 

An adopted child at most! 
Gentleman '74 

I am merely a student here, 
as we all are. There Is lit- 
tle, If any, sense of community. 
W. C. Is divided into 3 main 
groups -- administration vs. 
students with the faculty caught 
in the middle. There are no 
common goals, the students 
were raised believing in 
the blessings of a college edu- 
cation. They are here to get 
a degree, whether they learner 
not. There is too much lack- 
ing herE, academically, to go 
into. Education Is a progres- 
sive and life-long occurrance, 
not confined to Bill Smith, Dun- 
ning and the campus. In other 
words, no, because there is no 
W, C. community. 

Lady '72 

I think that the sexes are 
separated by more than Just 
Rt. 213. 

Lady '74 

No; I have no idea what's 
happening on campus andl don't 
know 90% of the people on 
campus. There is no way to 
meet them. Lady '72 

There Is so much shammery 
in the life here. 

Lady '74 

As far as a college community 
exists here at W. C, 1 suppose 
I am a part of it. I feel In- 
volved with the affairs of the 
school and I also feel academi- 
cally Involved here. This is 
probably due to the courses and 
professors I have, but for my 
part, I honestly feel that 1 am 
part of the community. I can't 
write a thesis on ttds, either. 
Gentleman '72 

I seriously don't consider it 

worth $3200. 

Lady '73 

There is avery strange group 
spirit here — I think most 
of the students are cop-outs 
and enjoy their social llle 
rather than academic — the 
work here Is chailenglng Inthat 
It is dlfiScult -- but I do not 
find it mentally stimulating -- 
for the reason that most stu- 
dents don't care to have their 
school work stimulate them to 
THINK. Also many of the pro- 
fessors are running their 
classes on the assumption that 
a hard class is a good class— 
which is not so. Part of the 
fault also lies with me, In that 
I haven't gotten off my ass to 
do anything about the situation 
other than gripe. It's a vi- 
cious "Cycle type-thing." 

Lady '73 

No, I am too apathetic to 
give a good goddamn about any- 
thing In this armpit. 

Gentleman '72 

Yes. I came here to get 
an education and I'm getting 
one. There is always enough 
going on as well, to prevent 
boredom. It's the student's 
fault if he doesn't feel as U 
he's getting his $3000 worth. 
Lady '74 

I am part of a community 
made up of students and alie- 
nated faculty. The administ- 
ration and other faculty mem- 
bers are somewhere else. The 
flrst group are all fetus* In 
one womb and it'sgettlng crowd- 
ed — which is why I'm split- 
ting next fall. 

Lady '73 

Of course, I'm Just a typical 
college student living In west 

Gentleman '73 

Ve? — the general atmos- 
phere at W. C. P.S. — very 
social and congenial. I feel 
anyone can fit Into this cam- 
pus life with little effort. 

Lady '74 

The nature's 
being so small seems like a 
llshbowL Everybody knows 
when you sneeze, sleep, shit, 
or anything else and that can't 
be helped. People are a- 
fraid to be open and concerned 
due to what repercussions may 
happen in the fishbowl. Ches- 
tertown being such a "lively" 
place and so "close" to the 
college doesn't help the situ- 

Gentleman '72 

Not the Washington College 
community — but part of the 
smaller community of a Greek 
organization, and the Chorus — 
these organizations function 
with me as a working member, 
but I really don't mean a thing 
to the W. C. community. 

Lady '72 

I think very few students are 
a part of the whole commimity. 
There are a lot of small groups. 
The whole student body lacks 
a unity which should be pre- 
sent in such a small school. 
Lady '74 

Do you frequently leave cam- 
pus on week-ends to go home or 
elsewhere? If so, why? 

Yes; no dates (I'm ugly). 
Lady '73 

On the week-ends you have 
remained on campus, how have 
you spent your time? 

Studying, tripping, golngtoan 
occasional movie, balling. 

Lady '73 

Drinking, smoking, bawling. 
Gentleman '74 

Something has to give on this 
campus. I don't really know 
what — Like Mr. Jones — some- 
thing's going on but I don't 
know what 11 Is. 

Lady '73 

Finding things to do. 

What other activities can you 
suggest that would, if introduced 
to this campus, draw a favorable 
response from a majority of the 
students here? 

The closed house policy eats 

Gentleman '74 

by Geoff Anderson 

Looking over the responses to the ELM questionaire the 
other night, it became evident to me that more students 
at Washington College are interested in participating in 
sports than in watching sports. 

Intramural sports have always been well received at 
this school. This year, for example, girl's volleyball has at- 
tracted close to one hundred girls, not bad for a school 
set on lowering the phys. ed. requirement. Unfortunately, 
intramural sports do not keep students here on weekends. 

Many students have complained that it is next to impos- 
sible for an individual to get into the gym on weekends. 
To some extent this is true. Presently, if a student wishes 
the use of the gym on weekends, he must secure a permit 
from the athletic office on which must be the names of the 
people using the gym and their purpose for using it. All 
the red tape necessary to obtain such a permit has dis- 
couraged many an individual from using the facilities on 

What is needed is a system whereby any student can walk 
over to the gym and shoot baskets or lift weights when- 
ever he pleases. Such a system of course, would need sup- 
ervision. Expecting the athletic department to take on the 
responsibility of such supervision would be unfair There- 
fore, why not, as in the case of the library, have students 
do the supervising. With winter sports upon us. I feel that 
having the gym open for students on weekends will at 
least give some students something to do on weekends. 

This past Monday Junior Darryl Deibert sustained a brok- 
en leg in an intramural soccer game. Darryl will be bed- 
ridden in the Kent-Queen Anne's Hospital for the next 
two weeks so I'm sure any cards or maybe even a visit 
would be greatly appreciated. His room number is 323. 

All Students here really care 
about, except maybe studies, is 
individual participation in some 
kind of ecstatic high created by 
music, alcohol, or pot — It's 
easier than just rapping with 
each other. 

Gentleman '73 

A marljuanagarden--a nic- 
kel-dime club-seriously — a 
student run snackbar- -a stu- 
dent activity centerCarealone). 
Gentleman '72 
Bible or Christian lectur- 
ers—let's get back to God! 
Gentleman '72 

Informal meetings with Capt, 
Chuck(soboth sides can under- 
stand each other a little); 
community-college clean-ups 
of the area- -ever seen the beach 
at Eastern Neck game refuge? 
Gentleman '72 

I think it would be "nice" if 
lecturers could speak on var- 
ious job opportunities available 
to liljeral arts graduates. It's 
pretty depressing spendlngfour 
years learning things that you 
know— your professors know— 
and the college knows— will not 
help you a damn bit once you get 
out of here. 

Gentleman '73 


SEP 88 1972 




Diane Wakoski will read the poems in the Sophie Kerr Room of 
Miller Library at 3:30 December 14th. 

Foei Diane Wakoski 
To Read Here Monday 

by Dave Roach 

Diane Wakoski is a young 
(29) and very sensitive poet 
who writes in very vivid and 
immediate Images. Slie is com- 
ing to Washington College to 
read some other poems on Mon- 
day, December 14, The read- 
ing will be given in the Sophie 
Kerr Room ( also known as the 
Rare Book Room) of Miller 
Library at 3:30. 

Miss Wakoski has had her 
poems published In such dls- 
tinqulshed publications as Foe- 
try, Nation, The New Yorker, 
Poetry Review, and Poetry 
Northwest. She has also had 

published six books of her own 
poems, the latest of w^ich is 
Inside the Blood Factory, pub- 
lished In 1968. In addition to 
these achievement, Diane Wak- 
oski has been anthologized in 
Le Roi Jones' Four Young Lady 
Poets and Doubleday's Anchor 
Book A Controversy of Poets, 

Diane Wakoski graduated 
from the University of Calif- 
orla at Berkeley in 1960. Since 
then she has read at the Gugg- 
enheim and at the Poetry Cen- 
ter in New York, as well as 
many large eastern campuses. 

There will be a reception for 
Miss Wakoski on Sunday, Dec- 
ember 13 at 3:00 in the book- 
store, to which all are invited. 

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Chorale And Chorus To Give 
Its Christmas Concert Tonight 

The Washington College 
Chorale and Chorus will pre- 
sent Us annual Christmas Con- 
cert on Friday, December U 
at 8:30 p.m. in the Daniel Z. 
Gibson Fine Arts Center. The 
program Is open to the public 
free of charge. 

The concert win be char- 
acterized by a concert 
interspersed by readings, Wil- 

liam R, Johnston, assistant pro- 
fessor of music, will conduct 
the 19-member chorale and 46- 
member chorus. Marilyn S. 
Peterson, a senior from Wash- 
ington, D. C, wll accompany 
both the Chorale and Chorus 
at the piano. 

The Chorus wlU open the pro- 
gram with "Glory to God in the 
Highest" by Randall Thompson, 

Freshman Hessler 
Awarded Kerr Prize 

by Jinf) Dillion 
Freshman Reed Hessler re- 
cently received a $1,000 per 
year scholarship for promise 
in the field of literature and 
academic potential as an 

Quality Work 

This prize is awarded each 
year, the first award having 
been to Susan Arnold, acurrent 
senior, to an incoming fresh- 
man whose secondary school 
record Indicates chances for 
success in the study and pur- 
suit of literature. The only re- 
quirement for retention of the 

scholarship Is consistent qual- 
ity of academic work. No 
stipulations are placed on 
a student's choice ofcoursesor 
a major. 

The late Sophie Kerr^ in her 
will, indicated that half of the 
income from the endowment left 
by the will to the College go to 
the Sophie Kerr Prize, which 
is now worth over $10,000 and 
is awarded the graduating sen- 
ior who most demostrates 

promise In the field of literary 

endeavors. This is probably 
the largest undergraduate a- 

ward in the country. 


The other half of the Income 
Is administered by the Sophie 
Kerr Committee, consisting of 
the president and the members 
of the English department. This 
Committee selects the recipient 
of the Sophie Kerr Prize, as well 
as those who receive the Sophie 
Kerr Scholarships. The rest of 
the money is used to support the 
literary magazine, subsidize 
the Writers' Union, bring in 
guest lecturers, poets, and 
films and otherwise support lit- 
erary growth on campus. 

The students currently hold- 
ing the Scholarships are Miss 
Arnold; Bill Dunphy, a sopho- 
more, and Hessler, who re- 
ceived the award after Ed Wy- 
dallls, the original recipient, 
withdrew. The junior spot is 
still vacant, since Debbie waltz, 
the holder in the class of '72, 
withdrew. The Committee has 
not yet made a decision on what 
to do with the $500 for second 
semester. According to Dr. 
Newlin, the English department 
head, any Junior wlio thinks he 
may qualify is urged to get in 
touch with amemberof the Eng- 
lish department 

"No Sad Thought" by Ralph 
Vaugh Williams and "Shepherds 
Carol" by William BiUlngs, 
Leo Sateren's "Come, Thou 
Long Expected Jesus" will 
precede "Little Road To 
Bethlehem" by Michael Head 
and "Vldentes Stellan" by 
Francis Poulenc. 

French Noels 

The Chorale will begin their 
part of the program with Gull- 
loume Coustely's "Allon, Gay 
Bergeres," They will also per- 
form two pieces, both entitled 
"A Christmas Carol." One Is 
by the late American composer 
Charles Ives, the other by C^rry 
E. Clarke, assistant professor 
of music. The Chorale will 
conclude with Five French 
Noels, arranged by Elliott 

The evening's program will 
Include "UbI Caritas" by Mau- 
rice Durufle, "Ah! Dearest 
Jesus" by johann Sebastian 
Bach, "A Christmas Carol" 
by WlUard Fast. The concert 
will close with J. s, Bach's 
"Rejoice and Sind," Hector 
Berlioz's "Thou Must Leave 
Thou Lowly Dwelling" and 
"Hallelujah" by Ludwig van 

Soloist for Wlllard Fast's "A 
Christmas Carol" will be Ran- 
dolph M Cornell, a sophomore 
from Cambridge, Maryland. 

Christmas Season 
Packs Many A. Punch 

by Carole Denton 

Throughout the year, one 
hears all too many complaints 
about the lack of open parties on 
campus. But, Christmastime 
being aynonymous with party- 
time, many chances are In the 
offing to catch up on all the par- 
ties that have not been and won't 
be for another year. 

Starting off the week long 
bash will be the SGA Open House 
tonight (Friday) In Hynson 
Lounge which will imn-.edlately 
follow the Chorus Christmas 
Concert. Beer and teetotalers' 
punch will be served and In- 
famous Fu Manchu Awards will 
be awarded to deservlngwelrd- 

Saturday night offers the 
Zeta Christmas Dance at the 
Worton Roller Rink from 9;00 
-1:00. Admission Is $4 a cou- 
ole and the featured band Is 

"The Majesties", awell-known 

soul group. 
Caroline House will open Its 

doors to all on Sunday at 2:00. 

Punch and cookies will be ser- 

The Kent House 12 will 
present their third annual Egg 
Nog Party on Tuesday night In 
Kent House main lounge from . 
8:00 - 12:00. 

Rounding off the week, Reld 
Hall invites everyone to stag- 
ger over on Wednesdaybetween 
9:00 - 1:00 for a rousing tUne 
of cheer and beer. This party 
is co-sponsored by the WRA 
and the 25? donation that will 
be requested at the door wUl 
go to project Hope. 

An unopen party, but one 
with a great deal of human In- 
terest Is the KA Christmas 
party for needy children. On 
Sunday from 1:00 to 5j00, 34 
needy children will come to 
Middle HaU. 




Drs. Seager And Brown 
Discuss The College's Aims 

Our objective should be to 
state goals rather than to des- 
cribe education as It now exists 
at Washington College. 
According to J. J. Schwab: 
1 — although students boast 
of their morality In contrast 
to others' and demand a part 
In the making of decision, they 
are almost empty of what Is 
required by either morality or 
decision making. Specifically: 

a. students are Ignorant of 
defensible grounds of morality, 
using, instead, three platitudes 
"sincerity," "self- integrity," 
and "service to others". 

b. They are ignorant of what 
Is Involved in the processes 
of decision and choice. 

c. They are Ignorant of mat-| 
ters that affect them particu- 
larly as educational potentlall- ' 
ties, needs and interests. 

d. They lack competence In 
the arts by which the facts of 
real cases are dealt with: de- 
liberation, calculation and "re- 

e. They lack experience In 
collaboration toward proximate 

f. Thetr decisions are Ir- 
responsible, both habltuaUyand 
(especially) with respect to de- 
cisions affecting the collegiate 

g. Students are largely lack- 
ing in two habits indispensable 

to good decision making: sus- 
pense of impulse, the cherish- 
ing of diversity. 

2 - Our students have little Idea 
of the variety of lives that can 
be led and of the range of 
satisfactions they can afford. 

3 - They lack resources of 
durable satisfaction and plea- 
sure: They are untrained In 
the arts and dlsclplinei of look- 
ing, listening and reading with 
respect to form and structure, 
coherence and cogency. 

4 _ They are irresponsible in 
their use and reception of 
language. They are ignorant 
of canons of evidence and poor- 
ly equipped to judge solutionsto 

5 - The faculty establishes its 
opportunities to judge the stu- 
dents' ability to discover and 
formulate meaning, but It falls 
to provide the students with 
sufficiently many such opportu- 
nities to Judge the students^ 
ability to discover and formulate 
meaning, but it falls to provide 
the students with sufficiently 
many such opportunities for 
the students to judge their own 

6 - Both the faculty and the 
students lack a sense of com- 

Our goals should be formu- 
lated to stress not "the culti- 
vated man" nor the "cultivation 

of the mind" but instead the 
techniques by which problems 
are recognized, solutions are 
proposed, decisions arereach- 
ed, and results are com- 

R. H. Brovwn 
December 1, 1970 

Washington CoUege expects 
that Its graduates will be able 
to read, to write, and to think. 
Us curriculum is designed to 
achieve these ends. The curr- 
iculum is also designed to 
transmit to each student some 
appreciation and understanding 
of man's thought and experience 
In the arts, sciences, humanit- 
ies and social studies and to 
prepare him to take tils place 
in society as a functioning and 
sensitive human being. Man 
does not live by bread alone 
but neither does he live without 
bread. WashlngtonCollegedoes 
not, therefore, claim to "ed- 
ucate" Its students. Instead, It 
has assembled acompetent fac- 
ulty whose primary duty Is to 
assist the student, at the most 
personal level, In the difficult 
and continuing process of his 
self-education. It feels that if 
a student truly learns to read 
with comprehension, write with 
style and grace andthink creat- 
ively— whatever the subject 
matter may tw—hls education 
will follow naturally in train. 
The bachelor's degree from 
Washington CoUege represents 
an InteUectual, cultural and 
social beginning, not an end, 
Robert Seager, II 
December 1, 1970 

Peter Heller chairs the ALL STUDENT BODY meeting on Open 
House and Gym Requirements. 

Elm Staff 

The ELM is published weekly 
through the academic year except 
during officul recesses and exam per- 
iods by the students of Washineton 
College. The opinions expressed by 
the editorial board of the ELM do 
not necessarily represent those of 
the College. Subscription price: 
$7J0 per year alumni; $8.00 per ■ 
year other than alumni. Published by 
Washington College, Cheslertown 
Muyland. Second class posta^ 
paid ■( Centreville, Maiyland. 

Editor W. D. Prettvman "71 

Publications Ediloi R. Pe<ldicotd '71 
Managing Editor . . £. DannL-r 1i 

Assocute Editor D. Roach '71 

Business Manager E. Shelley '72 

Sports G. Anderson '72 

Features . . . . D. Beaudouin '73 

News C. Denton '73 

Ofculation L. AJleri '73 

Photography P. Whiton '71 

Advertising D. Goldstein '73 

Publications. . . .M. J. Eavenson '73 
Typing M. R. Voe '73 

Student Directories 

Senior Women's Honor Soc- 
iety will be selling Student Dlr- 
ectortes, L e. a complete list 
of 1970-1971 Washington Col- 
lege students and their home 
address, again next week at 
the dinner line. Buy one now 
for only 50f and send Chris- 
tmas cards to all your Wash- 
ington College friends. 

Saturday Classes 

Saturday classes have been 
discontinued, mainly because 
attendance didn't justify holding 
the classes, A professor may 
have 15-20 students in his nor- 
mal weekday class and only 3 
or 4 on a Saturday. 

Classes will not be scheduled 
at night next semester unless 
the faculty and the S.G.A. would 
so desire. 

Our man Ross Peddicord fearlessly rushes through the morning 
traffic to get to work. Ross is the one on the right. 

Peddicord Wins 
Journalism Award 

ELM Staffer Ross peddi- 
cord recently returned from 
Palm Springs where he was 
awarded the 1970 'Magazine 
Story of the Year' Award pre- 
sented by the Thoroughbred 
Racing Association of America. 

Peddlcord's winning article 
appeared in the February Issue 
of the MARYLANDHORSE mag- 
azine of which he is a frequent 

The award amounted to $500 
plus traveling expenses cross 
country to California and a 
sterling Cartler cigarette case. 

Previous winners of the 
award, which was presentedtor 
the fourth time, include Whit- 
ney Tower of SPORTS ILLUS- 
TRATED, David Alexander, Ed- 
itor of the THOROUGHBRED 
RECORD, and last year win- 
ner, Peter Chew of the NAT- 

At 21, peddicord is the young- 
est writer to receive the prize 
which Is the largest award given 
for racing coverage. 

The TRA is the representa- 
tive agency for the mult- 
mililon dollar thoroughbred 
racing Industry. 

Letters To The Editor . . . 

To the Editor: 

After having read the last 
several editions of the school 
newspaper I have discovered 
a growing indlgnancewlthinmy- 
seU concerning the apparent 
discontentedness of WC stu- 
dents in all the aspects of col- 
lege life: It would seem that 
we, as students, have come to 
college expecting to walk Into 
a happy, congenial, close-knit 
society complete with the ac- 
companying activities such as 
large-scale parties, dances, 
and other such "get-to- 
gethers." We look with wonder 
at the relatively empty walls 
and bulletin boards as though we 
had been truly amazed at the 
dearth of up-comlng activities. 
We become Irate when we go 
to the book shelves outside the 
dining hall only to find tttat our 
books have been "mis-placed." 
We feel insulted when we read 
those nasty, little notices in the 
book store threatening us with 
the consequences of our dis- 
honesty. We suspect everyone 
when we find something that we 
had trustingly placed in the re- 
frigerator missing, we grud- 
gingly accept the rampant dis- 
honesty on the campus when we 
find purses left in Hynson 
Lounge rifled and property des- 
troyed In Kent House by the 
"Phantom Townle." . . . 

Yet what else do we have the 
rlcht to expect? Have we all 
made a concentrated, and more 
Importantly, united effort to 
change this sad stateof affairs? 
No, . , . emphatically not; 
Last week the newspaper stated 
that one of the major reasons 
that our college isn't more self- 
interested and self-concerned 
is because we have no place to 
"get-together," having the 
proper atmos[*ere." I submit 
that this is a very poor excuse 
for our apathy. Yes, regret- 
fully I place most of the blame 
squarely upon our shoulders. 
No building, no amount of mon- 
ey. Isolated school spirit, or 
criticism leveled against var- 
ious members of the admin- 
istration can truly serve as 
plausible reasons for the pres- 
ent situation. It is our own 
Indulgence In "dead-end" act- 
ivities, our disregard for 
other's opinions, our self-im- 
posed hostility towards others 
that prevents us from uniting. 
Not until we, as a concerned 
student body, decide not toper- 
mlt this atmosphere to contin- 
ue, not to permit our college 
lives to be frustrated and re- 
gretable, not until then will 
anything change. And this group 
effort cannot be, as so many 
others have been, sporadic or 
initially popular with eventual 
declining Interest; it must be a 
sustained effort made by all of 

us all of the time if we can 
realistically expect success! 

Lady '74 
To the Editor: 

Those of us who, (overlook- 
ing the parliamentary confus- 
ion), attended and participated 
in the meeting of Tuesday night 
have, if at all sensitive, wit- 
nessed a sign of life In wtiat 
was suspected of being dead. 
By saying we'll stand up and 
fight for something which we 
believe In, we are essentially 
declaring to Dr. M., to the 
Board, to the world, and most 
importantly to ourselves that a 
body of students Is indeed alive 
and geeting well at Washington 

Although it would have been 
Ideal to have picked genuinely 
important issue as our first, 
it is really of minor relev- 
ance whether or not his par- 
ticular question (namely the 
problem of 24-hour open dorms) 
Is worthy of such attention, we 
have discovered our hereto un- 
tapped sources of power as stu- 
dents. However, one must re- 
member that with power and 
voice comes responsibility and 
work not too far behind. 

Now that we're beginning to 
overcome the Inertia which is 
stlfullng vitality at the CoUege, 
let's not, for God's sake, let 
this die like the Cambodian 





PLAY REVIEW by Ca Hulton 

27 Wagons Full Of An 
Alarming Julian Blanchfield 

I was a bit apprehensive entering Tawes Theatre ,. 
last Saturday evening to review the program of three E 
one-act plays. The reasons for this apprehension were 
two; after the "Free Man" debacle. I thought perhaps 
It would be another pedestrian night; also I had three 
plays to review, and, as odds go, 1 would probably 
not understand at least one of them. Well, I did not 
understand two of them, so I am left here like a be- 
wildered idiot, attempting to write an intellectual 
critique, and have a feeling 1 shall not make it. Allow 
me to make a stab at a review by heaving hosannas 
at various people. 

If Washington College is lacking a First Lady of 
the stage may the Helen Hayes trophy pass to Danea 
Talley. Every nuance in "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" 
depended upon her character. Flora. It seemed as if 
Tennessee Williams came to Chestertown and wrote 
the play for Miss Talley's bountiful talents. I am very 
happy David Ripley cast her in this play so the masses 
could marvel at what only a few had seen before. 1 
tend not only to commend Miss Talley's director for 
aiding in her creation of an unforgettable Flora, but 
ecognition should also go to Jones Baker for "dis- 
covering" her last year. 

And speaking of H. Jones Baker III, I can state 
quite frankly that although I did not comprehend his 
play, "The Production of Julian Blanchfield," nor will 
I make an attempt to try to explain it, I will say I was 
impressed by the play and its competent staging by 
David Merritt. The cast played so well off each other. 
It is impossible to judge them as single performers. 
Instead I shall praise them as a group for having good 
timing and characterization. The cast brought Mr. 
Baker's characters alive, yet clouded in a memory of 
a memory. 

Having dwelt upon the two plays 1 did not fully 
understand I can finally comment on "The Still Alarm" 
by George S. Kaufman which contains characters from 
the author's grab bag of standard characters. Again 
Joel Ellns stole a show, but It was not as easy as last 
time. His competition was his director Larry Israelite 
who gave the typical script the needed shots in the 
arm at just the right places. 

The objections to this review will be great because 
I have not mentioned the bad side of the show, and 
there were some. Here they are: So-and-So was out 
of character half of the time. And at least three So- 
and Sos played themselves on stage. And Somebody 
had "Chestertown Fire Company" stenciled across his 
back. And part of the set fell apart thanks to a hose. 
And Her hair should have been white. Et cetera. Com- 
pared to the positive angles these seem minor. The 
worst thing about all three productions was the idea 
that no curtain calls would be cute. The audience 
wanted them and you blew it. 

Meg German's fascinating collection of platforms 
and flats, and Barbara Price's competent lights com- 
bined for a good enhancement of action. 

Carole Baldwin, the darling of any actor, was, as 
always, delightful in the rear of the theater. 

It seemed each of the plays had its own star. 
"27 Wagons" depended upon its actress; "Still Alarm' 
starred its director; "Julian" belonged to its author. 
What an attractive trio. I would like to see a combined 
effort by all three. 1 tend to think it would be an in- 
credible experience. 

The three companies have disbanded after giving 
birth to these plays. They have suffered, hated, sweat- 
ed, and swore to get this program mounted. 
But mounted it got, plus a rave from me. 
1 Amen. 


CMtn I. CLAtEt 


A Gift For The Asking 

by Anne Marshall 

To many, It has been noted, 
God Is an idea Instead of an 
experience and a Person. In 
this season, then whatlsChris- 
mas all about? The time of 
year In which we get so in- 
volved with the wrappings we 
forget the contents of the gift? 
Among the tinsel, the lights, the 
Santas, where does Christ come 
in? He is, alter all the Real 
reason for the celebration; His 
Light has been stilnlng since His 
birth and will forever; the Light 
is omnipresent — waiting to be 
recognized, believed in, and 
followed. CHRlSTmas is Christ 
- God's Son, the Saviour, as 
The Gift of All Time for all 

Alive and Well 

Christ is here on campus, 
and He has been, and is being, 
recognized, committed to, and 
followed. He is not an idea; 
He Is alive and well and work- 
ing! Also on campus, there is 
an established and growing 
group of His followers. Sound 
revolutionary? Indeed so: it 
is a rational and loving revol- 
ution with a cause which is 
bringing God and man together, 
as well as man with his fellow 
man . . . with the Light, the 
Saviour, as the Leader - Jesue 

Christian Fellowship 

Fo- inJIBithe increasing 
recognition of God on this cam- 
pus, there is a fellowship of 
Christians being organized. 
This organization, Inter-Var- 
slty Christian Fellowship, is 
designed to reach the Now gen- 
eration for Christ . . God is 
establishing this to help stu- 
dents reach others for Him. 
It is not a movement to stu- 
dents, rather It is one of stu- 
dents. It began about one- 
hundred years ago when the 
blokes at Cambridge, Oxford, 
and Durham met for Bible study 
and prayer alter their soccer 
games together. Those stu- 
dents who started IVCF weren't 
hung up on theology; they were 
men of faith. 

God's Word 

Presently, the generating 
group here at W.C. meets now 
once a week tor evangelistic 

Bible study - Inductive rather 
than deductive, approactiing the 
Bible with openness for under- 
standing and faith In God's 
Word. The group as a whole 
has been broken up into tliree 
smaller groups in order that 
the encounter with God's mes- 
sage may becomemoreperson- 
al and meaningful. The groups 
will meet together frequently 
for discussions, and talks of 
spiritual things which affect us 
alL. These meeting wlUbeopen 
for you to attend, and announce- 
ments of rv's schedule will be 
made. The first gathering will 
be after the vacation. If you 
are interested, do come then, 
or contact Annie Marshall, 
or Chris Wisdom for details. 
Christmas isn't a once a 
year thing. God's Gift and 
purpose is for everyday, to be 
celebrated everyday. Our 
thoughts should be on Him now 
- on His love, peace, and dir- 
ection which is given to us and 
will (contrary to the tinsel, 
the lights, the Santas) last for- 
ever! It Is yours for the ask- 
ing, as Jesue said, "Ask, and 
it will be given you; seek and 
you will find; knock and It will 
be opened to you." God so 
loved the world that Christ 
lived, died, and lives again for 
you. Behold! He stands at the 
door and knocks for you. 




by Mike Dickinson 

Is the new library adequate? 
A large number of students 
have found the new librarytobe 
a gre^ place to study, but find 
its resources lacking. 
Mr. Bailey, head librarian, 
feels the new library has a 
great capacity for Improvement 
and should t>e Improved— only 
there's a funding problem. 
Washington College has given 
the largest sumeverthls year — 
$20,000— but federal aid and 
gifts to the library have twen 
cut in halt Overall funding is 
less than normal when the li- 
brary has the greatest needs. 
Mr. Bailey further stated that 
he and the administration, par- 
ticularly Dean Seager, were 
well aware of the proble m I 
Help Available 
Another fact he brought out 
was that students also are not 
aware of the help available In 
the library. Just t>ecause the 
card catalog does not list a 
source doesn't mean the li- 
brary has no information on a 
subject He urged students to 
ask for help anytime it was 
needed— the librarians will try 
to help to their fullest. 

Term Pap« Level 

Dean Seager also feels the 
library collection Is too small 
to sustain an adequate curri- 
culum. He feels it should at 
least be able to cover the under 
graduate term paper leveL He 
recommends an increase In 
funding to $50,000. He Is also 
looking for people who would 
like to contribute their private 
collections to the library. Any- 
one Interested In contributing 
books, collections, and/or Jour- 
nals contact Mr. Bailey or Dean 
Seager. Contributions would 
be greatly appreciated. 

Letters . . . 


(remember Kent State, people?) 
issue so sadly did. I am really 
excited to feel a bit of unity & 
self-realization within this col- 
lection of people who call 
themselves a student tmdy. 

student '73 




Schraffs Candies 
Christmas Cards 
And Decorations 

Colored Ribbons 

Pyrex Kitchen Ware 




ill Three 

With three losses already 
posted, tlie Washington College 
team will be out for its first 
victory of the season this Sat- 
urday against Dickinson on the 
Cain hardwood; The Red Dev- 
ils, who edged the Shoremen by 
a point last year, bring with 
them a 6-8 center and a 5-4 

Traveling to AUentown, pa, 
last Wednesday, the Shoremen 
ran up against perennial Mid- 
dle Atlantic power, Muhlen- 
berg. The Mules could do no 
wrong as they handed the Shore 
five a 108-62 setback. 

In Saturday's home opener 
against Moravian the Shoremen 
led throu^out most of the game 
until four of the W.C. starters 
fouled out. With four guards 
playing In the closing minutes 
of the foul-plagued game, the 
Sho'men quint fell to the way- 
side, 78-73. 

Standouts for Washington 
were second year man, Lew 
Young, who accounted for 22 
points and Captain Rick Turner 
who netted 15. 

Tuesday night the Shore- 
men played host to another 
Middle Atlantic power, Upsala. 
Throughout the first half the 
lead changed hands several 
times however the Vikings held 
on to post their third victory of 
the season against no losses. 
Leading the scoring for Up- 
sala was 5-6 guard Larry Lov- 
Ino. Lovlno and his patented 
thirty foot set shot comblnedfor 
twenty of the Vikings 83 points. 
For the aioremen, Rick Turner 
led the way with twenty four 

Tuesday night the Shore quint 
traveled to Princess Anne Md. 
to take on always powerful 
Maryland state. Last year State 
wa£ 23-1 overall and 16-0 In 
conference play. 

Over Christmas vacation 
Washington will travel to sails- 
bury to take part In the Salis- 
bury Christmas Tournament. 
Other schools competing will be 
Lynchburg, Western Maryland, 
and host Salisbury. 



Grapplers Lose Opener 
Bounce Back Against CM. 

—Notice — 

Last Monday night, the fac- 
ulty decided to retain the phys. 
Ed. requirement of two years. 
Both the SGA proposal of 1 
year and the Athey proposal of 
1 1/2 years were defeated by 
significant majorities. 

The thinking behind the re- 
jection of the two proposals 
was that if a PE department 
was to be maintained, It 
should be able to operate at 
a level of hl^ quality. With 
anything less than a 2 year 
requirement, the phys, Ed. de- 
partment argued, the advanced 
courses could not be maintain- 
ed, thus lowering the quality 
of PE at Washington College. 
For the faculty. It was better 
to maintain a high quality PE 
department than to compromise 
and lower the standards. 

matter. The Sho'men took a 
5-0 lead on Marty Winder's pin, 
but then dropped the next three 
matches on a disqualification of 
Bob Bailey for the length of his 
hair, Hal Rafter's loss by a pin 
and Jim Pltchitlon's loss by 
decision. Washington cam( 
back to 13-11 on two decision 
wins by Qliveri, who still has 
his present from Bailey, and 
Danny Williams. RemoStmeonl 
dropped his 167-pound match by 
decision, but Chuck Vuolo, Sten- 
ersen and Holloway wrapped It 
up with a decision and two pins. 
Face Hopkins 

The Sho'men return homethis 
Saturday to face Johns Hop- 
kins in the Cain Athletic Cen- 
ter, Coach pritzlaff expects a 
tough match against the Jays, a 
team Washington has never de- 
feated In wrestling. 

The wrestling team began its 
season on a sour note last Sat- 
urday with a 33-5 loss to a 
typically strong Susquehanna 

squad, but bounced back on 

Wednesday to defeat Catholic 

University 24-16. 

Tiny Pins 

About the only bright spot in 
the Susquehanna fiasco was Tiny 
Holloway's pin at 3:03 of his 
match to prevent the shutout. 
Roger Stenersen lost a close 
7-6 decision in the 190-pound 
class, but otherwise Susque- 
hanna overpowered the Sho'men 
on pins or lopsided decisions. 
One match was forfeited by the 
Sho'men due to an unfortunate 
accident to Vinnie OUverl, who 
blackened his eye against Bob 
Bailey's head during last Fri- 
day's practice. 

The C.U. match was another 

Skiers to Take to 
Slopes Semester Break 

In trouble. Shoremen guard Jonn Dickson passes off to teammate 
in Washington 83-74 loss to Upsala. 

Championship Tournament 
Adopted by VSILA 

The United States Intercol- 
legiate Lacrosse Association, of 
which Edward L. Athey, Wash- 
ington College athletic director 
is president, meeting in New 
York last week, embraced the 
NCAA plan for u championship 
tournament next spring among 
university division teams. 

Formerly the team with the 
best record in the traditionally 
tough Mideastern Division, re- 
ceived the champion's crown. 
The vesult has been numer- 
ous ties for the title and some 
grymbling that universities and 
colleges outside the divsion re- 
ceived little recognition. 

Under the new system eight 
tuams from across the country 
will be selected to play in the 
opening round. Losers will be 
eliminated. The final vnll bu 
held June 5 at Hofstra Univer- 
sity in Hempstead, L.I. 

Athey, president of the U.S. 
I.L.A., said: '"We envision a 
timt; when this tournament can 
be broken down into university 
and college divisions, but that's 
still pretty far in the future." 

The organization admitted 
six new members during the 
three-day meeting>eie to bring 
its enrollment to 94. 

Morgan State was among thu 
new members, the" first, black 
college to join. Morgan ' State 
and Randolph-Macon Bnd Wil- 
liam and Mary., other newcom- 
ers, will play in the South At- 
lantic Division against such 
established teams as North 
Carolina, Duke and Washing- 
ton College. 

The Iceman cometh and with 
him the Washington College Ski 
Association begins It's first 
year as an official organiza- 
tion. This year's officers are 
Tony Lilly, President; John 
Wagner, Treasurer; and Mr. 
Root, Faculty Advisor. In Mon- 
day's metting the S, G, A. ap- 
proved $215 for the organiza- 
tion. Coupled with this 
are the $10 dues giving the 
club a strong operating cap- 

Promote Skiing 

The organization's alms are 
to promote skiing on campus 
while lessening the financial 
burdens as much as possible. 
To this end the club is plann- 
ing a diverse series of films 

to be presented to the campus 
over the season. These films 
will cover skiing from man- 
ufacturing to racing to touring. 
The principal outing of the As- 
sociation will be a week trip 
over semester break to some 
of the more challanging teraln 
of New England. The club will 
also make possible weekend and 
day trips to areas in Pennsy- 
lvania and Maryland. 
Open To All 

The president oftheW.C.S.A. 
stresses that this organization 
Is open to all students and fac- 
ulty and adds that the films 
should be enjoyable to even the 
non-skier. The club will meet 
In Hynson Lounge on Thurs- 
days at 7:30,Skoal. 

Captain Roger Stenersen attempts a sit out against his Susquehanna opponent. Roger lost a close 
one, 7-6, but came back Wednesday night to pin his C. U. opponent. The Shoremen face the Blue 
Javs of Johns Hopkins this Saturday in Cain Athletic Center, p^^,^^ ^^ acoffA«denc„ 




SEP 28 1972 



JANUARY 15, 1971 

No. 11 




The Hodson Trust, a New 
Jersey based foundation which 
in the past has contributed heav- 
ily to Washington, recently pre- 
senting a $450,000 gift to the 

The Hodson's presentation to 
Washington, the largest ever 
given to an Institution by ttie 
foundation, Includes an unre- 
stricted amount of money to 
use as the college sees fit. 
It is expected that the money 
will be used to pay part of the 
$350,000 operating deficit for 
this year. 

The restricted portion of the 
gift provides $125,000 for the 
air conditioning of Hodson Hall. 
This will allow the school to 
employ the facility for Its sum- 
mer programs. 

Also Included Is $100,000 for 
the renovation and conversion 
of Bunting Library to an ad- 
ministration buUding and $50- 
000 to finance the endowment 
of a professorship In econom- 

Photo by Paul Whiton 

better late than never 

Committee Eases 
Transfer Conditions 

As a result of a recent pol- 
icy modification Initiated by the 
Committee on Admissions and 
Academic Standing, transfer 
students to Washington will gen- 
erally no longer face such sub- 
stantial credit hour losses as 
they have in the past. 

Yippies Plan For 
Absolutely Nothing 

(Over the past weekend, a 
member of the ELM Staff found 
the following missive stuck to 
the office door with a wad of 
Double Bubble gum. It has 
been reprinted in its entirety 

Howyadoon?! Greetings from 
the Washington College cadre 
of the Youth International Par- 
ty and Phychlc Theatre. We 
now exist, people. Sometimes. 

We propose to do absolutely 
nothing. All people to the 
Power! On the other hand. 
we firmly believe In Virtue, 
Chaslty, Maidenhood, and 
CELL-GROPE. Yug-Suggoth! 
All in all, we are a serious 
organization. Our motto; rise 
Up and abandon the creeping 

As the street-flghtlng wing 
of the student body, we hereby 

declare that we will take on 
any street at any time, except 
on Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m. 

Ylpple extends a cordial in- 
vitation to all who wish to join. 
To Join, simply click the heels 
of your sliver slippers together 
three times, and repeat the fol- 
lowing: "There's no place like 
home." The avatar of Jerry 
Rubin win Immedlatelydescend 
from on high and clout you with 
a mental block. You are then 
a bona-fide Ylppie, entitled to 
make any and all policy state- 
ments for the party, be pre- 
sented with a real memlwr- 
shlp card, and receive a free 
Junior Narco Ranger Ring and 
Space Whistle. And above all 

Can Washington College sus- 
tain a true and lasting revol- 
utionary consciousness? Who 


"Past policy," according to 
Dean Robert Seager, "was that 
when a student transferred we 
did a long, mathematical eval- 
uation of the value ofhls course 
In relation to our four course 
plan. They didn't equate." 

Due to Washington's curlcul- 
um arrangement, students re- 
ceive four credit hours for a 
completed course while most 
other colleges assign only a 
three credit value to theirs. 
As a result, transfer students 
usually lost 25% of their trans- 
cript credits. For example a 
student with 36 hours trans- 
ferring would normally lose nine 

This, Seager explained, was 
based on the premise that 
courses actually meet four 
hours a week. 

For Incoming transfer stu- 
dents the college will now re- 
guard Its coursesas worth three 
hours and will accept other 
college's credit hours if Wash- 
ington offers the same course. 
The policy shift Is expected 
to make the transition between 
schools easier for the Junior 
college graduate and wiUrelleve 
the college of the responsibil- 
ity of assesing other school's 

"We're getting ourselves out 
of the business of trying to de- 
cide what a Junior college cred- 
it is worth," Seager continued. 
"If a student has an Associate 
of Arts degree, we will ac- 
cept it. We have got to face 
up to the fact that the two 
year college is here to stay." 

1970 Pegasus Debut 
Due In February 1971 

Yearbook? Yearbook? Wliat 
yearbook? Its been so long since 
we've seen one, many people 
almost forgotten what a year- 
book actually Is. A yearbook Is; 
"a book published annualIy,con- 
talnlng information, statistics, 
etc, about the year" (Webster). 
Considering that we have seen 
no sign of last year's yeartwok 
as of yet, one might even won- 
der if there was a last year. 
The 1970 Pegasus of Washing- 
ton College should have been In 
accordance with tradition, dis- 
tributed to students in mid Sep- 
tember, It wasn't. People won- 
dered why, but were patient and 
waited. They waited through 
October, November, and Dec- 
emt)er, and now they, whether 
they know It or not, will wait 
through January and most of 
, February (If all goes well). 
Last year's editor, whose 
name is well-known on this 
campus, did not submit the 
yearbook for first-draft pub- 
lishing until mid-October. In 
order to meet the September 
distribution date, it should have 
been submitted in July. The 
proofs of the yearbook were 
they returned for correction 
and alternation to the editor in 
mid-December, A maximumof 
ten days Is allowed for correc- 
tion of the proofs tjefore they 
are due to be sent back to the 
publisher for final publishing. 
As of January 13, those proofs 
have not been returned to the 
publisher. However, It has t>een 
reported that they will be sent 

$ Contest 
Given By 

A new magazine designed es- 
pecially for the social-action 
oriented individual will begin 
publication in January, '7L SOL 
in, as its name implies, will be 
a world affairs publication with 
a heavy emphasis on social 
problems and their solutions. 

To encourage reader partic- 
ipation, SOL HI Is holding a 
$1000 magazine contest with 
prizes in writing, poetry, art, 
photography, and humor. En- 
tries from university students 
and faculty members are es- 
pecially wanted. Contest rules 
may be obtained by writing: 
SOL m Contest, 1909 Green 
Street, Phila., Penna. 19130. 

out by the end of this week. If 
this occurs, then, at the ear- 
liest, the yearbook should be 
ready for general distribution 
in the last week of February, 
So hang on. It's comln* and 
as they say, "better late than 
never" (1) 


Professor Clifford E, Swartz 
of the Department of physics 
at the State University of New 
York at Stony Brook, Long Is- 
land, New York will serve as a 
visiting lecturer at Washington 
College, Chestertown, Mary- 
land, Thursday and Friday, Jan- 
uary 14-15, 

He will visit under the aus- 
pices of the American Assoc- 
iation of physics Teachers and 
the American Institute of phy- 
sics as part of a broad, nation- 
wide program to stimulate in- 
terest in physics. The program 
Is now In its fourteenth year 
and Is supported by the National 
Science Foundation. 

The American Association of 
physics Teachers Is one of the 
seven member societies of the 
American Institute of physics. 
Other member societies are; 
The American physical Society, 
Optical Society of America, Ac- 
oustical Society of America, 
the Society of Rhelogy, Amer- 
ican Crystallographlc Associa- 
tion, and the American Astron- 
omical Society 

Professor Swartz will give 
lectures, hold informal meet- 
ings with students, and assist 
faculty members with currlc- 
ulm and research problems. 
Professor John D, Trimmer, 
Chairman of the Department 
of Physics at Washington Col- 
lege, is in charge of arrange- 
ments for Professor Swartz's 


There will be no ELM during 
the exam pefiod. The next ELM 
will be February 12th 



JANUARY 15, 1971 

Inter-Varsity Christian 
Fellowship Confers 

by Chuck Voulo 

The week of Dec. 27—31 saw 
12,304 people of various races 
and nationalities from around 
the world converge on the spac- 
ious campus of the University 
of Illinois. The purpose was 
"Urbana 70," a missionary 
convention held every three 
years at this location, its spon- 
sor was Inter-Varslty Christ- 
Ian Fellowship, a chapter of 
which Is being formed at this 

At Urbana there was an at- 
mosphere unique in comparison 
to most other congregations 
of human beings. The people 
at this convention were true 
revolutionaries. They were 
people, mostly college students, 
whose lives were possessed by 
the Living Person of Jesus 
Christ; the revolution they are 
living for is a Spiritual one, 
a revolution of love and reason. 
It was obvious that these men 
and women are well armed for 
such a mission; for the love 
which pervaded the campus for 
five days was a living testi- 
mony of this regenerate power 
of Jesus Christ, it was not a 
counterfeit love, shallow or 
superficial, but the Love which 
only God can Impart. This love 
is that which is beyond our 
human resources, the "uncon- 
dltlonai," In spite of "Love 
the Love which empowers true 
Christians to obeythe command 
of Jesue Christ to love your 
enemies, bless them that curse 
you. . ." It was the purpose 
of this convention to share more 
effective ways of spreadlngthis 
love and the Good News of 
Jesus Christ to others, both in 
foreign lands and on our own 
campuses. it 1b the convict- 
ion of followers of Jesus Christ 
everywhere that before "man- 
kind" can be changed, the in- 
dividuals who make up society 
have to be changed. And Jes- 
us Christ changes men! He 
transforms the lives of every- 
one who comes to Him In faith 
and trust with humble, repent- 
ent hearts. Jesus once said 
that whenever two or three are 

Elm Staff 

The ELM is published weekly 
uuough the academic year except 
during ofndal recesses and exam per- 
iods by the students of Washineton 
College. The opinions expressed by 
the edilorui boaid of the bLM do 
not necessarily represent those of 
the College. Subscription price: 
S7.50 per year alumni; S8.00 pet 
yeai other than alumni. Published by 
Washington College, Cheslerlown 
.Mary land. Ijecond class postage 
paid at Cenlreville, Maiyland. 

Editor W. D. Prettvman '71 

PubUcations Editor R. Peddicord '71 
Mana^g Editor . . £, Danncr '73 

Associate Editor D. Roach '71 

Business Manager. . . . E. Shelley '72 

Sports G. Andeison '72 

Features . . . . D. Beaudouin '73 

News C. Denlon '73 

Circulation L. Altcri '73 

Photo^phy P. Whilon '71 

Advertising D. Goldstein '73 

Publications. ■ . .M. J, Eavenson '73 
rypmg M. R. Yoe '73 

gathered in His name, He Is 
there with them; well, when 
over 12,000 gather together In 
His name, His presence is over- 

Speakers at Urbana Included 
the brilliant scholar and Chap- 
lain to the Queen of England, 
John Scott; Associate Evangel- 
ist to Billy Graham^ Lighten 
Ford; and Tom ainner. Mr. 
Skinner is a young Negro Evan- 
gelist v/ho, not much more than 
10 years ago, was the leader of 
one of New YorkClty'stoughest 
gangs; he had reached a point 
in his life where he could thrust 
a jagged, broken l)ottle Into a 
man's face and twist It with- 
out batting an eyelash! This 
testimony is a radical exam- 
ple of the renewing power of 
Jesus Christ. 

The Convention was climaxed 
with aU 12,304 disciples receiv- 
ing communion together in a 

hugh auditorium on New Year's 
Eve. Then there were regret- 
ful farewells and a silent parting 
of the great throng of people. 
Campus Police (employed at all 
large conventions) were amazed 
at the co-operation and consid- 
eration shown by such a large 
gathering; they remarked that 
not once had they tieen referred 
to as "pigs," not even by the 
long halrs; they were witnesses 
to the fact that hair doesn't 
make a man what he is but the 
condition of his heart; even the 
hardened policemen felt the 
presence of a Superhuman pow- 

"Urbana 70" Is over; but the 
Spirit of God and the message of 
Jesus Christ has gone back with 
each of the 12,000 people to their 
respective nations, homes, and 
campuses. We were 12,000 peo- 
ple who have found a new way 
to live and want to share It with 
others. There are many such 
humble followers of Jesus 
Christ on Washington College's 
Campus; we have found the joy- 
ous meaning to life and want 
to tell others about it— we are 
only beggars telling other beg- 
gars where to find bread — the 
Bread of Life. 


The Roommate Story 

Someu4iere between the In- 
security of childhood and the 
Insecurity of my second child- 
hood, I have become an Inse- 
cure roommate. A roommate 
Is someone who cleans up the 
mess from the night before, 
two mornings later. She wash- 
es clothes, wrecks wool swea- 
ters, steals milk from the com- 
munity ice box and bitches about 
spilled grapenuts on the floor, 
cigarettes butts under the bed 
and candle-drippings on the 
dressers. She finds strange 
naked boys tn her bed when 
she's been away for the even- 
ing and screams bloody mur- 
der iMcause she missed it. Her 
favorite pastimes and subjects 
are beer, boys. men. studs. 



J_Photo by Chris Wisdom m 

Leighton Ford speaks to fellow Christian during Urbana 
convention at the University of Illinois. 



One problem has already a- 
risen as a result of the change 
however. Administrators hadto 
evaluate the record of every 
current student who transferred 
here and return the lost cred- 
its. Seniors were reviewed first 
and have already been notified 
of their revised standing. 

Some students who would not 
have been able to graduate until 
June will instead be able to grad- 
uate in February, although some 
perspective February gradsare 
reluctant to leave because of 
their draft standing. 

Also, a number of seniors will 
be able to finish next semester 
with only two courseslnsteadof 

The revised policy is expected 
to aid in recruiting students 
to boost the enrollment. School 
officials will be uncertain about 
the possibility of an increase, 
however, until April when jun- 
ior college recruiting begins. 
"I think we'll get a few 
more," Seager commented. 
"But we don't expect a crush 
of studentstocomebeatingdown 
on George Washington's stat- 


ellow Christian 
of Illinois. 

Letters To The Editor . . . 

Dear Sir; 

The following news brief was 
printed In the December 14, 1970 
Issue of The Chronicle oIHlgh- 
er Education: 

Inaugural Ceremonies Fore- 
gone. In an economy more ex- 
pected to save $30,000, Ric- 
hard W. Lyman, new pres- 
ident of Stanford University, 
has announced that he will 
forego traditional inaugural 
ceremonies. Instead, he will 
meet with alumni, parents, 
and friends of the university 
In New York, Chicago, Hon- 
olulu, LosAngeles.San Fran- 
cisco, and Seattle. 

WUUam J. McGlll, Columbia 
University's new president, 
has asked that $18,000 in- 
tended for his inauguration 
be used for student finan- 
cial aid. 

In light of Washington College's 
budgeted $300,000 defecit for 
the current fiscal year 1970- 
1971, it would appear that Dr. 
Merdlnger might well follow 


Virginia E. Colielt 


Dear Bill; 

One of the most effective 
means of getting the name of 

Washington College to pro- 
spective applicants is through 
our own student body. 

I would liketolnvlteinterest- 
ed students to visit their for- 
mer high schools during the 
semester break and talk 
Informally with individual stu- 
dents and counselors. This can 
do much to help bringusquality 

I encourage students to drop 
by the Admissions Office be- 
fore the holidays, pick up our 
current catalogue and let us 
know what schools they plan to 

Ormond L. Andrew, Jr. 
Director of Admissions 

bastards, guys, jerks, and gen- 
tlemen. She hates professors, 
German 101, books, the U.S. 
Armed Forces, and any other 
chicken-shit outfit She takes 
the bus or walks wherever she 
goes, gets sick on institution- 
alized food, sleeps whenever 
possible and keeps trying to 
ouwlt the system. 

Mothers think we're cor- 
rupting Influences. Fathers 
do not like to think about us 
townles despise us and boy- 
friends of other roommates hate 
us with a passion twcause we 
have a key and cannot he lock 
ed out. 

Our own roommates hate us 
because we like the wrong kind 
of music, have the wrong size 
razor blades to fit her razor, 
are forever borrowing soap, 
shampoo, and the most valua- 
ble of college commodities; 
clean towels. We hate our 
roommates for exactly the same 

We live on macaroni and 
raw spa^ettl (because they're 
cheap, non-refrlge ratable; 

therefore, nonfilchable) and we 
know they're alright because 
we cooked them ourselves (?!), 
crackers, soup, peanut butter 
(out of the jar), jello, vodka, 
and our own resistance to ty- 
phoid, botulism and other forms 
of food poisoning. 

The things that drive us crazy 
are running out of clgaretts at 
12:01 at night, no phone caUs, 
no change, not enough noise, 
too much noise, 8:30 classes, 
running out of scotch tape, and 
3 months and 17 days of being 

We use more band-aids, more 
deodorant and less common 
sense than any other form of 
life. Our reading matter con- 
sists of chemistry lab books, 
science fiction, German gram- 
mar, sex and marriage man> 
uals and each others letters. 
Our sphere of influence is as 
non-existant as our Intellect- 
ual conversation, agreements 
and peace conferences. The 
only thing of real value we 
contribute to the economy Is 
trash. Our room is a wreck 
as are our lives. You can 
lock us out of our dorms but 
not out of your nightmares, 
and all your dreams will come 
true when I look at you with 
big, bleary eyes and say, "I've 
got mono andi'm goinghomefor 
Christmas three weeks early." 






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Gimme Shelter! 

Numerous Nasties flee frantically their Satanic Scene of monstrous merriment. 


All Things Must Pass 


Among the albums of the past 
year that I have considered the 
best, quite a few are the pro- 
duct of the work of a circle of 
truly great rock musicians who 
work together off and on. Integ- 
rating a great many sounds and 
musical moods. The first De- 
laney and Bonnie and Friends 
album brought many of these 
musicians together and re-ce- 
ments many old musical rela- 
tionships. Among these players 
were Eric Clapton and Dave 
Mason on guitar, Bobby Price 
on trumpet, Bobby Keyson on 
saxapone, and Jim Gordon on 
drums, George Harrisontoured 
with this version of Delaney 
and Bonnie and Friends last 
year and made a good many 
friends of his own. Now, they 
are all togetheron ALL THINGS 
MUST PASS — as well as a few 
added attractions who are by no 
means unknown to rock. These 
include Gary Brooker on key- 
board best known for his brill- 
iant work with Procol Harum; 
arid Klaus Voorman on bass, 
whose achievements so far have 
been dubious (bassist for Plas- 
tic Ono Band), but on this al- 
bum he displays great talent 
en "I Remember Jeep." 

The album contains three 
LP's, two of which are George 

Harrison's words and music 
and the last, which is a Jambe- 
tween the assisting musicians 
and Harrison. Two of the songs 
on the first Harrison album have 
lyrics written by Dylan. The 
first Is a love ballad called 
"I'd Have You Anytime" with 
music written by Geoge Har- 
rison . It is pure Dylan, sim- 
ple and sad, played and sung 
beautifully by Harrison. The 
other Dylan song — Dylan's 
words and music — Is entitled 
"If Not for You," Although 
sung by Harrison, it sounds just 
like Bobby singing; rendered in 
true Dylan style, it seems to be 
more a tribute than a perfor- 
mance. The other cuts on 
these two LP's are all written 

by Harrison. They are all good 
music and beautifully played, 
with great respect for tone and 
harmony. The best of these In 
my opinion are "Isn't It a 
Pity? (Version one)," "Await- 
ing on You All," "Apple 
Scruffs," and "Hear Me Lord." 

The very best song in the 
set Is "My Sweet Lord," which 
aside from being a beautiful 
melody. Is a rl^teous comm- 
unication to all people and an 
expression of love for all the 

This brings us to the Jam 
album. Singularly, it Is the 
best presentation of rock mus- 
ic ever recorded, conceived 
and played by the best rock- 
ers In the business. 

(Yes, ladles and Jellymen, 
Captain January has tempor- 
arily lefthlsChesterRlverduck 
blind, where hehasbeenonsab- 
batlcal communing with an ob- 
scure Hindu sect of cherrystone 
clams, to undertakethlsspeclal 
report for the ELM. So un- 
clnch your doodahs and dig Itl) 

Armed with bell, tx)ok, and 
squirt gun loaded with holy 
water and DMT, this reporter 
made his curds andwaythrough 
the sable mantle of darkness to 
the High Street Cemetary last 
Friday night, at the stroke of 
midnight, as It were. As the 
full, pasty moon glbt>ered down 
from on high, I again asked my- 
sell the question I could not an- 
swer. So Instead, I looked out 
and saw my destination 
shimmering In spectral still- 
ness before me like a cosmic 
donut. Another Identity crisis 
has passed me by. . . 

My assignment was to cover 
the first Black Mass held by 
the Washington College Satan- 
ic Society. Images of Egyp- 
tian sugarplums danced througti 
my head as I consider what 
dark deeds I might witness this 
night Yet I plucked my cour- 
age and, after patting It back 
Into shape, moved on. The 
cemetery was now drawing 
closer (which was highly un- 
usual, considering I had been 
standing perfectly still), and 
my eyes perceived the bizarre 
glimmer of a mammoth bon- 
fire, around which distorted, 
eldritch shadows capered mad- 
ly, A dank breeze carried a 
smell not unlike rotting gher- 
kins and the faint words of a 
weird chant, "Bro-mo-selz-er 
Bro-mo-selz-er!" Those 

fiendish syllables chilled me 
to the marrow of my puritan 
divinity! Where had I heard 
them before? Then it all came 


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back to me like the swallows 
to Caplstrano-the Luzo-Braz- 
Illan Cult from College Parkll 
The Luzo- Brazilians -a far- 
flung degenerate clique of in- 
fluential devil worshippers and 
gothic toe-fetlshlsts who had 
terrorized the University of 
Maryland campus all last 
spring, only to be eventually 
driven out In May by torch- 
bearing members of the New- 
man Club and the National 
Guard. Then, dramatically, the 
cult had gone underground. 
Various rumors had reached 
me over the passing months 
about the cult's Great Hoo- 
Hoo, meetlngsecretly withBer- 
nadine Dohrn and other top 
Weathermen at an abandoned 
dairy barn In Madison, Wis- 
consin. A recent AP photo of 
President Nixon taking a dip 
In the surf at San Clemente, 
disclosed, under a power mag- 
nifying glass, the perfidious 
cult's talisman hanging on a 
chain around the President's 
neck. Meanwhile, grotesque 
runes were found carved into 
the base of Washington Mon- 
ument, resulting In violent thun- 
derstorms all summer and 
many people In high places 
falling down. But It had come 
to thlsi The Luzo -Brazilian 
cult was alive and well and 
flourishing In Chestertownl 

Licking my lips, I girded up 
my tenderloins and snorted 
some gris-gris powder that had 
been given to me by an eight 
year-old necromancer and psy- 
chedelic chemist from Bangor, 
Maine, Far out I As the first 
rush slammed through my ner- 
vous system, I ran straight In- 
to their midsts, screaming, 
"SIgilla major collegium Wash- 
ington In republlcum terral 
marlal!," or some such non- 
sense; ringing my tKll wildly, 
and zapping the odious worship- 
pers left and right with my wat- 
er pistol. 

The at>ominable congregation 
Instantly panicked and fled mad- 
ly In all directions, some chang- 
ing into paisley bats and flutt- 
ering away. Out of the comer 
of my eye, I observed a prom- 
inent chestertown Judge, two 
plainclothes policemen, and 
several top college administra- 
tors insanely scampering for 
cover. In a sheer matter of 
moments, 1 stood In the now- 
deserted cemetery, the only 
sounds coming from my upset 
stomach and the crackling fire. 
Gazing down at my feet, I 
saw scattered around me hun- 
dreds of those repellent sac- 
red tablets and several bags of 
loathsome herbs, that the hea- 
thens would have eventually in- 
gested as a part of their gris- 
ly ceremony. Iwas disgusted. 
I was appalled, 1 decided to 
help myself. 

The 7 A.M, whistle of the 
pickle factory hyped me back 
to consciousness. Dragging 
myself to my feet by my cere- 
bral bootstraps; I staggered 
back through the fields toward 
the campus to turn in my story. 
At first, it seemed like a nor- 
mal Saturday, Then the rocks 
started falling from the sky. . . 


JANUARY 15, 191 


In the two week period dir- 
ectly after semester break, the 
wrestling team will have four 
tough matches, the outcome of 
which will decide whether the 
team, despite numerous Injur- 
ies, will have the be^t season 
ever, finish at .500, or fall off 
to a losing season. The Shore- 
men need only two wins In these 
(our matches for their best sea- 
son and to keep Coach prlt- 
zlaff's improvement record a- 

Heavies Impressive 
Last Wednesday, sparked by 
strong performances inthe hea- 
vy weight classes, the grapp- 
lers came from behind to beat 
Loyola 28-18. After Dan Wil- 
liams and Slick Keenan won 
forfeits in the 150 and 132 lb. 
classes, Chuck Voulo declsion- 
ed his man 10-4. This was 
followed by successive pins by 
Steve Golding, Roger Stener- 
son, and Rick Holloway, 

21-15 Win 
On Saturday the grappler's 
travelled to Hampden- Sydney. 
The team started strong as 
Marty Winder, Hal Rafter, and 
Ken Kller decisloned, tied and' 
pinned their opponents. The 
team went on to finish strong as 
Golding, Stenerson, and Holl- 
oway all decisloned. 
Iniuries Hurt 
With this win the team's sea- 
son record was brought to 4 
and 2. This is despite the fact 
that of the ten original wrest- 
lers, five have been lost at 
one time or another during the 
season. This has forced sev- 
eral people to wrestle outside 
their normal weight class- - 
such as Remo Simlonl and Dan 
Williams who came down a class 
for Hampden- Sydney. Yet de- 
spite the obstacles, the team Is 
determined to finish with the 
best season ever 

Photo fay Geoff A nderso n 
Slagle on a fast break! 

Ski Club Announces Trip 

rented In South Stralord, Ver- 
mont, only 45 minutes from 
the ski area. Killington offers 
four separate mountains all 
connected by trails and lifts. 
Skiing at Killington is geared 
for the beginner on Snowshed 
Mt. with additional trails on the 
other three. Killington peax, 
Rams Head, and Snowed on 
Mts. cater more to the advanc- 
ed and expert skiers. Killing- 
ton Peak also boasts a five 
mile Intermediate trail 

Semester break will see the 
Washington College SkiAssocl- 
ation spending five days skiing 
Killington in upstate Vermont. 
The nineteen members making 
the trip will leave on Jan. 24 
from the campus and return 
on Jan. 30. This trip marks 
their first outing as an official 
club of Washington College. 

The semester break trip has 
been Inthe planning stages since 
early October and was settled 
on last week. A house hasbeen 

Hoopsters Still Looking 
for First Victory 

Twenty-five turnovers by the 
Shoremen helped Catholic Uni- 
versity hand Washington its 
twelfth defeat of the season, 
97-62. The Shoremen were nev- 
er in the game as five C. U. 
players were in double figures 
while for Washington freshmen 
forward Kirby Pines led the way 
with eighteen points. 
Lose Two 

Washington College leading 
both Mt. St. Mary's College 
and Hampden-Sydney College 
here at halitlme couldn't put 
a whole basketball game to- 
gether and lost both games. 
Earlier In the week the Shore- 
men pressed Loyola College 
over the full forty minutes be- 
fore twwlng. 

Freshman Mtke Slagle from 
McSherrystown, Pa., duringthe 
span, however, emerged as a 
scoring threat and all-around 
performer. He scored 54 points 
In the three Mason-Dixon 
games, hitting on 45 percent of 
his shots while netting 85 per- 
cent from the foul line and 
pulltnn down sever rebounds 
per contest. He bombed 25 
against the Greyhounds and 20 
versus Hampden-Sydney. 
Slagle Improving 
Coach Finnegan, meanwhile, 
cited Slagle's tremendous ef- 
fort on defense, stating, "he 
has l^ecome more aggressive 
and stronger off the boards." 
Finnegan points to Slagle's de- 
sire "to do something every- 
day to improve his game" In 
contributing to his quick 
ascendancy to stardom. "The 
best thing atiout Slagle is his 
attitude," Finnegan added, "he 
responds well to coaching, is 
a great competitor and I am 
looking forward to a fine four 
year career for him." 

No Bench 
Lack of bench depth. Inex- 
perience, with three freshmen 
among his first six men, and 
rugged competition plagued 
Finnegan andthe Shoremen dur- 
ing their January junket Lew 
Young hauled down 13 rebounds 
and Rick Turner canned 19 
points in the 89-79 loss to Loy- 
ola Wednesday night. Washing- 

Washington gave Hampden- 
Sydney fits during their first 
half Saturday night and led by 
as much as ten at one point. 
The Tigers overcame the 
Shoremen in the first five min. 
utes of the second stanza as 
their big center Dave Trum- 
bower helped foul out three 
players while on his way to a 
34 point effort. Washington 
trailed by only one with four 
minutes remaining. 

29 Fouls 

The Chestertown quint was 
guilty of 29 personal fouls to 
the visitors mere 13 in the 
73-66 Hampden-Sydney strug- 
gle. Following Slagle in the 
scoring column were Young and 
John Dickson, both with 12, and 
Turner with 10 markers. Young 
pulled dovm 20 rebounds. 
Turner Fouls Out 

The Shoremen led Mt. 
Mary's College 21-13 and SI- 
SI In the opening stanza Mon- 
day night and was In front 
37-55 at the buzzer. The first 
seven minutes of the second 
half were crucial and when 
Young moved to the bench at 
13;25 with his fourth personal 
and Washington behind 41-43 the 
contest got away from the Fin- 
negan five. Rick Turner de- 
parted at 9;35 with his fifth 
personal and the game was all 
over as John Novey sparked the 
Mountaineers to a 21 of 
foul shots but was 42 percent 
from the floor. 

Delaware Valley Next 

Washington closes the Jan- 
uary slate at Delaware valley 
on Saturday and Is off until the 
second semester and a game at 
Chester, Pa,, against PMC Col- 
leges on Monday, February L 
The next home contest Is against 
Western Maryland here on Sat- 
urday, February 6 at 8 p.m. 


Anyone interested in becoi 
ing a trainer for the athlel 
teams. Please contact Mr. Athei 

ton made a game of It for all 
of the first half and rallied to 
within nine tallies Inthecloslng 

Red Fred 
Re Runs 
Doo Birds 
KA "B" 
Connie D 

B League 



A League standings 

KA •■A" 4-0 
Lambda "A" 3-1 
Little Fred 1-3 
Slg "A" 0-4 

Photo by Geoff Anderson 

ho'!,'nrt<"H"r,;y''' 'm "" o"" "'' '-°*'°'= opponent in the Shoremen's 28-18 win over the Grev 
hounds. Holtowav. Mason-Dixon heawweioht chamn h« f„,„ nin. ,„ Ki. „ J.. T:. i.™ '"''' 

Dixon heavyweight champ, has four pins to his credit this s 

Scoring Leaders Both Leagues 


Lambda "A" 





Dry den 

Red Fred 

11.2 1 


Doo Birds 

16.3 1 


KA "A" 







14.2 1 



13.2 1 



11.2 1 


KA "B" 

11.0 1 


28 1972 









NO. 12 

?hoto by George Nickel 

President Heller addresses yet another Student Body Meeting. 

S GA Student Poll 
Results Announced 

The S. G. A. meeting of 
February 8 was called to order 
at 8;00 p. m., the usual time, 
by Peter Heller, the usual pre- 

Among topics discussed, 
three Items are useful and of 
general Interest. 

First, the results of the 
poll to do away with the con- 
cert for spring weekend were 
announced. They were; 248 In 
favor of abolishing the concert 
and 62 opposed. These results 
were accepted by the S. G,A. 

Mr. Heller read a letter from 
President Merdlnger, congratu- 
lating the S. G. A. on this noble 
endeavor. Heller also said 
that since word of the S. Q,A.'s 
idea had gotten out, a member 
of the Board hadoffered$15,000 
to be added to the scholarship 

Problems with the booking 
agent for "It's a Beautiful Day" 
and "Free" were mentioned 
by Mr. HeUer. He said that 
according to the booking agent 
the College has hired, "It's 
a Beautiful Day" had been 
signed — but according to the 
sole booking agent forthe group 
Itself, no suchcontracthadbeen 
made. Heller explained that the 
booking agent that now has the 
school's $2,000 has a reputation 
with colleges for backing out 
of "Beautiful Day" concerts 
in the past by claiming that at 
the la£t minute an "act of God" 
had made It Impossible for the 
group to appear, thus legally 
breaking the contract, Mr. 
Heller assured the student body 
that the money would be re- 
turned, since the College's at- 

President Addresses SGA 
Reports On Board Meeting 

torney has written a letter 
threatening suit if the money 
is not returned in ten days. 

A motion was made and passed 
to invite and pay for a talk by 
Rennle Davis, a member of the 
New Mobe, 

The meeting was adjourned by 
the President at about nine 
o'clock. The President used 
his new pink and yellow gavel. 

To Visit 
Next Week 

Next Thursday, February 18, 
Washington College will be host 
to another in a series of visit- 
ing poets. Mr. Gerald William 
Barrax will give a reading at 
four o'clock in the Sophie Kerr 
Room of Miller Library. 

Mr. Barrax was bom in 1933 
in Attalla, Alabama. He holds 
an MA from the University of 
Pittsburgh, where he studied 
at the Pittsburgh International 
Poetry Center. He currently 
is teaching at North Carolina 
State University in Raleigji. 

Mr. Barrax has been widely 
published, mainly in "Poetry" 
magazine, and the recent an- 
thology. Young American poets. 
His first book of poetry, An- 
other Kind of Ran, has been 
published by the University of 
Pittsburgh Press, and Is or will 
be available in the bookstore. 

The SGA meetlngof February 
1 proved to be a rather event- 
ful one, as It featured addresses 
by a number of noteworthy 
people, among them president 

The president addressed the 
SGA on the topic of the events 
of the last meeting of the Board 
of Visitors and Governors, 
which occured on January 23rd. 
The president felt that several 
things discussed at the Board 
meeting should be brought to 
the attention of the students. 

First, Dr. Merdlnger an- 
nounced that the recently pro- 
posed tuition raise had been 
discussed In two versions, the 
$250 raise and a $400 raise. 
He said that the $250 raise 
was passed and will go Into 
effect this September, 

Speaking of the 24 hour visi- 
tation that has Just finished its 
trial period, Dr, Merdlnger said 
that one Board member was 
opposed to the idea, but that he 
(The President) had defended 
it, and no restrictive measures 
had been taken. But Dr. Mer- 
dlnger cautioned that since It 
is now the students' res[>onsi- 
bility, the open house policy 

should be carefully maintained. 

Third, the president dis- 
cussed the upcoming Inagu- 
ratlon. He said that the SGA's 
recommendation to cancel the 
event had been polttelyrecelved, 
but that two Board Members 
had volunteered to pay for the 
Inauguration out of their own 
resources, without touching 
school funds. In addition. Dr. 
Merdlnger mentioned that there 
is a very good chance of Pre- 
sident Nixon coming to the In- 
auguration. "We might as well 
go along," president Mer- 
dlnger conceded. 

Dr. Merdlnger went on to ex- 
plain the way that the Board 
operated, saying that It has no 
set way of giving funds; various 
members merely give on 
impulse. The real job of the 
board is to allocate existing 

Dr, Merdlnger also mention- 
ed the future plans of Washing- 
ton College. In the near fu- 
ture, he said, the College Is 
planning an M.A. summer pro- 
gram in Education, offering 
courses to local school teachers 
In various subjects. In 
addition, theCollege Is bargain- 

Prof, Lynn To Speak 
On An American Dream 

Kenneth S. Lynn, a scholar 
of American history and cul- 
ture, will speak on The Dream 
of Success In America Recon- 
sidered February 15 at 3 p.m. 
In Hynson Lounge, Washington 
College. The public Is invit- 

Dr, Lynn is noted for his 
analyses of the myths Imbedded 
in the American psyche and the 
Impact of those myths on 
American life and literature. 
He has lectured widely on his 
perceptive explorations of fan- 
tasies related to the worship 
of sex, money and power and 
the numbingfear offallurewhlch 
often haunts Americans. 

Dr. Lynn Is professor of 
history at the Johns Hopkins 
University, Before Joining the 
Hopkins faculty in 1969, he was 
professor of English and 
director of the American Civil- 
ization program at Harvard 
where he received his under- 
graduate and graduate degrees. 
He also has taught at the Uni- 
versity of Madrid. 

He Is a former editor of 
LY and of DAEDALUS, the 
Journal of the American 

Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
Among his best known works 

Ing for making Chestertown the 
summer training headquarters 
of the Baltimore Colts, which 
could, among, other things, 
cause the long-awaited swim 
ming pool in Cain Athletic Cen- 
ter to be built sooner. The 
College is also making what 
President Merdlnger called a 
"750 study", investigating 
housing possibilities for the ex- 
cess number of students that 
may inhabit the campus next 
year. In terms of Washington 
CoUege's more distant popu- 
lation figures, the College Is 
making studies of the prospects 

Kerr Prize 

Miss Susan Marie Wilson 
was awarded the Sophie Kerr 
Gift prize In English for the 
academic year of 1970-197L 

EstabUshed in 1967 under the 
will of Sophie Kerr Underwood, 
the gift of $1,000 is awarded 
annually to one member of each 
of the four classes at Washing- 
ton College—freshman, soph- 
omore. Junior, andsenlor--who 
shows outstanding promise In 
EngUsh. Miss Wilson is the 
Junior class recipient. Acad- 
emic excellence is the prime 
factor in the selection of the 
recipient. The Prize may be 
renewed each year the recip- 
ient continues to maintain a 
strong academic record, par- 
ticularly In the field of Eng- 
lish in American literature. 

President Merdinger presents Susan Marie Wilson the Sophie Kerr 
Gift Prize for 1970-1971. 




Letters To The Editor 

Francis On Dorms 

Daar Petar. 

I was very Impressed and 
pleased to learn that the student 
body had voted to transfer a 
considerable sum ~ approach- 
ing $5,000 — from entertain- 
ment for a major social event 
in the Spring to our scholarship 
fund. Surely this Is a most 
tangible demonstration of the 
concern our students have for 
the future of Washington col- 

My hope Is that this generous 
gesture will not result In com- 
plete cancellation of the Spring 
Weekend you had originally 
planned, but that some more 
modest plans will emerge. After 
all, a balanced college life 
should have Its share of fun, 
and such a weekend can play 
a big part In maklngthe campus 
a more pleasant place. 

Regardless of what other 
plans are eventually made, It 
Is heartening to see the stu- 
dents pitch In convincingly this 
way at this particular time. This 
example will, undoubtedly, help 
us in our efforts to convince 
outside supporters of the high 
quality of student life here at 
the College. Will you please 
convey thanks from me and from 
the rest of the faculty and staff 
to all our students for this 
splendid move. This Is the kind 
of spirit which will help keep 
Washington College moving for- 


Charles J. Merdinger 


Dear Sin 

In reference to the ELM'S 
article concerning the my- 
sterious non- appearing year- 
book (15 Jan): 

Due to an absence of lust 
for revenge on the part of 
"last year's editor, whose 
name is well-known on this 
campus", we fear that this 
letter Is the only way the stu- 
dents will learn the explanation 
behind the bare facts given, all 
of which are true. 

All of the blame for the late- 
ness of the yearbook was di- 
rected towards the weary editor 
of last year. This is Indeed 
where such blame should be 
placed, for the yearbook has 

Elm Staff 

rhe ELM is published weeldy 
through the academic year except 
during offldal recesses and exam per- 
iods by the students of Waahington 
College. The (pinions expressed by 
the editorial board of the ELM do 
not necessarily represent those of 
the College. Subscription price: 
$7.50 per year alumni; $8.00 per 
year other than alumni. Published by 
Washington CoUese, Chestertown 
Maryland. Second class postue 
paid at CentieviUe. Maryland. 

Editor W. D. Prettyman '71 

Pubbcaljons Editor R. Peddicoid '71 
Managing Editor . . 3. Dannei '73 

Assocutc Editor D. Roach '71 

Busineu Manager E. Shelley '72 

Sports G. Anderson '72 

Features . . . . D. Beaudouin '73 

News 'c. Denton '73 

OiciOation L. Alteri '73 

Photography P. GNicker73 

Advertiaing D. Goldstein '73 

Publications. . . -M. J. Eavenson '73 
Typing M. R. ifoe.'73 

been an almost completely one- 
man job. All of the layouts, 
organization, copy, proof-read- 
ing, even much of the typing, 
was done solely by the editor. 
The "co-editor" took pic- 
tures. The "staif", when called 
upon to help, begrudged any time 
they did give, except for a very 
few people. Consequently, the 
editor, who was lazing around... 
taking care of aU finances, all 
layouts, all treasury work for 
the S.G,A., not to mention 
classes, missed his deadline. 
Indeed, U the good-hearted 
editor only had it in him to 
sling a little mud for a change, 
what juicy targets he could 
find. The author of the ELM 
article, for instance, who as a 
staff member of the said year- 
book last year, refused to do 
some work on it, due to a "lack 
of time". Neither was it ex- 
plained in the article that the 
editor had spent every weekend 
of the summer .working on the 
mysterious yearbook. The list 
is really endless. 

Yes, the deadlines are 
missed, so we wait for the 
yearbook. Actually, ELM, the 
absence of any type of explan- 
ation in your article is very 
curious; certainly not an un- 
biased account of the news. But 
then, why should we expect one 

Actually, we congratulate last 
year's editor. It isn't every 
author who can finish writing 
his book even in three years; 
ours has done his in a year 
and a half. 

Lynn puritz 

Peg Jackson 

Phyllis Dondorf 

Ann G. Lickle 

Sue Wilson 

Dear Sir: 

Who's writing a book? Mickey 
Splllane writes his in three 

Bob Darnier 
To the Editor: 

It seems unfortunate that 
Misses purltz, Jackson, et al. 
have discovered in themselves 
the lust for revenge they could 
not find In their editor, Mr, 
WentzeL The avalanche of 
mud which their tirade threatens 
to unleash would, indeed, be 
almost endless, though I doubt 
that it would serve anyone well, 
least of all the 1970 pegasus 
staff. As far as I am con- 
cerned, the fact that the 19'?0 
PEGASUS will be some six 
months late is. In itself, not 
particularly deplorable. Itwlll, 
after all, be distributed, and I 
seriously doubt that its sub- 
scribers will have suffered any 
great hardship or loss dueto Its 
delay. The side effects of its 
prolonged gestation, however, 
have become Increasingly dis- 
turbing. At this point I am 
rather tired of hearing of mo- 
tions in the SGA to form a 
committee to investigate the 
PEGASUS, irate letters from 
members of the class of 1970, 
queries from the Board of Pu- 
blications, and, while I fully 
expect frequent and long con- 
versations with the publisher of 
PEGASUS, I do get rather 
Irked when I receive calls at 
home and at work about a book 
with which I was not connect- 

ed. All in all, I cannot bring 
myself to offer Mr. Wentzel 
hearty thanks for what he has 
given me. 

The 1970 PEGASUS has al- 
ready fostered much un- 
pleasantness and encumbered 
my relationship with the 
publisher, so I cannot help but 
regret that these ladies have 
chosen to give new life to the 
issue. In closing, I feel that 
I must remark upon the blithe 
four -word dismissal granted to 
Mr. Deasy, the co-editor who 
"took pictures". I do not 
think It does justice to the 
literally hundreds of hours he 
spent behind a camera or In 
the darkroom, nor do I think 
Mr. Wentzel would deny the 
significance of his associate's 

BRION E. Hanrihan 
Pegasus '71 
Dear Sir: 

I had considered myself a 
member of the 1970 yearbook 
staff. I disagree with the 
position maintained by Lynn 
Puritz & Co. I was more than 
willing to do artwork, layouts, 
typing, anything to further 
the yearbook. I recall barging 
Into the Pegasus office weekly 
demanding layout work and being 
put off. I had signed for lay- 
out work and was duly promised 
instruction In technique and all 
the layouts I could do. It 
became evident that I would do 
nothing — the yearbook was to 

It has been customary during 
periods when classes are not 
held such as holidays and sem- 
ester breaks for students to va- 
cate their rooms and leave the 
campus. There are several 
reasons why this is desirable 
for College. First, during win- 
ter months considerable money 
is saved in cutting the heat 
off In the dorms. In addition, 
repair and maintenance can be 
accomplished which would be 
difficult during periods \rfien 
the buildings are occupied. Fin- 
ally security of the buildlngand 
the personal possessions in the 
individual rooms can best be 
achieved by locking the build- 

There appears to be a gen- 
uine need, however, for some 
students to remain on campus 
during part or all of these 
holiday and semester break 
periods. The Student Affairs 
Office has set up regulations 
and procedures for those stu- 
dents with a legitimate reason 
for staying on campus. These 
regulations are designed to sat- 
isfy the needs of the student as 
well as to permit the accom- 
plishment of the necessary 
maintenance and to assure sec- 

Naturally, the operation of 
the dormitories during these 
holiday periods will Impose ad- 
ditional utilities and custodial 
costs on the College; prim- 
arily for heat. It was thought 
to levy a $3 per night charge 
on each student occupying a 

Merdinger Speaks to SGA 


of having an enrollment of 
either 1,000, 1250, or 1600 
students in the future, Dr. 
Merdlnger said that the school 
must enroll a larger number of 
students in order to survive in 
the future. 

In conclusion, Dr. Merdinger 
requested students to make re- 
commendations to any of the 
current standing committees so 
that the students can have a 
greater partinplannlngtheCoU 
lege's future. He requested that 
any ideas be written and sub- 

Among other topics discussed 
was the fact that Susan Hick 
will be addressing the student 
body on February 25th. De- 
tails will be announced later. 
Mr. Hessey talked of the Col- 
leg's scholarship problems, 
saying that last year only one 
third of the total aid requested 
by incoming freshmen could be 
given. More details of the 
student aid question are includ- 
ed in the report on the student 
body meeting. Itwasannounced 
that the 1970 Pegasus will be 
out in almut a month. The stu- 
dent film should be ready by 
the 15th of this month. 

In the catagory of new busi- 
ness, Mr. Heller brought to the 
attention of the Senate, the fact 
that the membership on the long 
range planning committee con- 
sisted of eight members of the 
administration and only three 
members of the rest of the Col- 
lege; one faculty member and 
one male and one female stu- 
dent. A motion was made to 

recommend to the committee 
chairman, Mr. Francis, that the 
committee be rearranged toin- 
clude ttiree students and three 
faculty members, one student 
and one faculty member being 
from each of the academic 

The meeting was adjourned 
shortly after thlswlthawarnlng 
that there might be a narcotics 
raid on the campus sometime 
in the near future. 

room during the holiday per- 
iod to contribute toward de- 
fraying these costs, on sub- 
sequent consideration, how- 
ever, this charge seemed un- 
fair, since it had not been es- 
tablished at the beginning of the 
year. Additionally, the heating 
of the dormitories during the 
only remaining holiday period 
in March should not add a heavy 
burden to the overall heating 
cost, therefore, this charge has 
been rescinded. 


Washington College received 
eleven new students this se- 
mester, nine boysandtwoglrls. 
The majority of the transfer 
students are from Maryland: 

1st semester freshman Joseph 
F. Emmond, Chestertown, 

Freshmen Lesley Ann Fradl 
of Timonlum, Md,, Brandywlne 
College; Richard Drew Larkln, 
Severna Park, Md,, from Wes- 
ley College; Stephen Robert 
Oskins of Falls Church, Va., 
Northern Virginia Community 
College; and John Douglas 
Trimper, Ocean City, Md., a 
transfer from the University of 

Sophomores Robert Edwin 
Fredland, Annapolis, Md., 
Anne Arundel Community Col- 
lege; and Thomas Justin White 
m of Baltimore, Md,, Boston 

Juniors Alan David Lamber, 
Moorestown, N. J., from Kirk- 
land Hall College; Guy McClel- 
lan Reeser, IH of St, Michaels, 
Md., Falrlelgh Dickinson Uni- 
versity; and Stephen Ross 
Slaughter, Baltimore, Md,, a 
transfer from the Community 
College of Baltimore. 

Senior Margaret A. Wil- 
kinson, Severna Park, Md,, 
transferred from Schiller Col- 

waiting for 

Riim to end 

tiie war? 

dmi't hniri ynur breath 

ANSWER NIXON! Help plan: mass actions in the streets 
this spring, campaign to abolish the draft, the fight for 
high school rights, support to antiwar G. L 's, actions 
against campus complicity, lots mora COME TO A 


Student Mobilization Committee 
815 l?th Street NW 
Washingto n, D. C. 20006 

—I plinloaiiendlhcnalionalSMcconlerence ~^ 


be there! 



Catholic University 

— EncloHd t-. 





Photo by (Jeoff Anderson 

Our Darling. 

Letters . . . 

be constructed during the sum- 
mer. The only work I had been 
called upon to do was the fund 
raising letter - typing trip In 
the alumni house. 

Holly Lofton 
To The Washington 
College Community 

Washington College has been 
deprived lately of the company 
of one man who contributed 
much to our enjoyment and 
surroundings. Sir Bennett of 
Lamond is this gentleman. But 
lately various people have been 
saying, "Sir Bennett of who?" 
So I feel this time is the time 
to Immortalize Sir Bennett of 
Lamond, I have composed the 

Ode to a Lost Lamented La- 
where. . , 
Is. . , 

that clevelandbrltishgrin. . . 
where. , . 
could. . . 
the hallowed maker of Bachus- 

mayday. . , 
the maypole of our backyard. . . 
lost and lamented. . , 
but. , . 

not for long. . . 
lor. . . 
He. .. 
shall. . . 

a^aln, . . 

^d be among us once more. 

a second jesus. . . 

A second Jesus?! 


ELM Opens 
Rumor Room 

Due to the fact that rumors 
on this campus have a tend- 
ency to run rampant and un- 
checked, and turn molehills in- 
to mountains (e.g. prospective 
students taking a tour of the 
campus labeled within an hour 
as blood lustlngnarco rangers), 
the ELM staff has decided to 
establish a Rumor Control 
Room in the ELM office. If 
you have a rumor, or even a 
truth, that you want spread, 
just trot on downtoRumorCon- 
trol and let us know what's 
happening. Or If you want a 
rumor, come on down and we'll 
tell you what's happening. The 
purpose of this project is to 
prevent rumors from balloon- 
ing to absurd propositions and 
to give you, the students, a place 
to go and dig or deposit your 
dirt. Rumor Control will be 
open every evening Monday thru 
Friday from 7:30—10:30. 


The Office of Student Affairs 
Id conjunction with the Student 
Affairs Committee Is anticipa- 
ting the publishing of a sex in- 
formatifHi manual. As part of 
the manual we are including a 
section on questions students 
ask about sex. We really need 
your help. This manual is for 
questions you may have. 

A box win be placed in the 
Student Affairs Office. Just 
write down your que£tlon(s) 
and drop them in the box. 




There was some controversy 
aroused by the advertisement 
in the January 15th issue of the 
ELM for abortion information 
and assistance. The advertise- 
ment appeared by itself with 
no additional explanation. The 
overdue explanation here fol- 

ARS, primarily developed for 
the college community, is now 
offering its services to the 
community at large. ARS's 
only objective is to provide Im- 
mediate aid to all women seek- 
ing safe, legal and Inexpensive 
abortions. AH such at>ortions 
are done in legal hospitals and 
hospital-affiliated clinics in 
New York at most reasonable 

Since the abortion law has 
been passed in New York there 
has been a mammoth backlog of 
patients awaiting abortions. 
However, they are able to refer 
hundreds of women to hospitals 
and hospital-affiliated clinics 
in New York City and NewYork 
State who are making abortions 
available without delay. These 
abortions are performed at 
minimal cost with the highest 
standards of medical practice. 

In acutuality, they are an 
effective clearing house for the 
available hospital facilities of- 
fering these services. 

A contract to this agency is 
all that Is needed to set up an 
appointment in New York on an 
out-patient basis. All arrange- 
ments, including travel, can 
usually be completed within a 
few days. 




Busted down on Bourbon Street, 
Set up like a bowling pin, 
Knocked down, it gets to wearing thin. 
They just won't let you be. . . 

"Dldja hear? There's a narc 
posing as a transfer student 
living over in Minta Martin and 
she's radioed in a whole divi- 
sion of FBI agents that is 
parachuting in tonight onto the 
Quad, with ground support from 
the Chestertown police blah 
blah blah.,.** And so on. Now 
really, fellow kids. 

Yep, it's the Omigod - I'm- 
Gonna - Get - Busted time of 
year again at Washington Col- 
lege, as ingenious students 
everywhere are conditioning 
themselves to hide their pro- 

Black History 
Week Message 

ruary 8-14 

Afro-American Student Assoc- 

Words Like Freedom 

There are words like freedom 
Sweet and wonderful to say 
On my heartstrings freedom 

All day everyday. 

There are words like liberty 
That almost make me cry 
It you had known what I know 
You would know why. 

Langston Hughes 

Writers Union 
Gains Printing Press 

During Semester Break, the 
Writers' Union of Washington 
College finally realized one of 
its dreams, that of owning a 
printing press. On Wednesday, 
the 27th of January, the faculty 
advisor and "king" ofthe Writ- 
ers' Union, Professor Robert 
Day, as well as the President 
of the Writers' union, drove to 
Philadelphia, flrtiere they re- 
ceived a lesson in operating 
the press from a pressman who 
had operated it for the past ten 
years. The press itself was 
then picked up by a member of 
the Maintenance Department 
and brought back to Washington 

The Chandler and Price press 
was built in 1942 for the Globe 
Ticket Company of phlladel- 
[dila. At that time it cost $750. 
Today, accordlngtoarepresen- 
tative of the company, that 
press, if new, would cost over 
$2,000. The Writer's Union pur- 
chased it for a tenth of that 

The press is a large one, 
incorporating hand set type to 
cover as large an area as 15" 
by 20". The type must be hand 
set, that Is, each letter must 
be placed in position by hand. 

then the entire page must he 
locked Into a form. The paper 
to be printed on must be fed into 
the press one sheet at a time, 
by hand. Although the process 
is slow, one learns a great deal 
about printing in operating it. 
The press itself Ismadeofvery 
heavy steel, so that it weighs at 
least 1500 pounds. Representa- 
tives of the Globe Ticket Com- 
pany claim that it will never 
wear out. 

The press is currentlyin 
storage, but the Writers' Union 
hopes to have It set up by late 
Spring, at v*ich time it will be 
on display to anyone ^rfio wishes 
to see it in operation. 


I Fri. -Sat. | 

I Double Chiller Thriller | 
^ Sun, ' Tues. ^ 

i'i "Beyond the Valley ji: 
,:•: of the Dolls" | 

y. Thurs. • Wed. $. 

:■: Little Fauss & Big Halsey ^ 

- The Grateful Dead 

spectlve stashes in doorknobs 
and other imaginative, sundry 
spots at a moment's notice. 
And from who? Well, he's about 
six feet tall by five, wears a 
rumpled suit, and retains a 
subjective trigger finger. His 
face resembles a pile of dirty 
laundry, while he despises small 
children and pets. Within five 
year's time, he will have filed 
2.7 times for a divorce from 
the same wife, on the grounds 
of mental cruelty. His name Is 
John Q, Narcotics Agent, and 
baby, he's after your ass. 

So here we are, In a dis- 
tinctly Southern town, with di- 
stinctly Southern people and 
distinctly Southern cops. After 
awhile, you consciously cringe 
when a townie in a passing 
pickup truck snarls an obscenity 
to your face. You seat your- 
self at the lunch table and 
overhear a supposed "con- 
fidential" confirmation of a 
BIG BUST In the offing. You 
start to worry. Your head be- 
comes continually hassled. 
Finally, you attain the full 
grading of PARANOID. Like 
the man said, maybe It's just 
the winter... 

Fortunately, all the rumors 
have been squelched for this 
week. Far out, but that's one 
week too late. Freaklngyourself 
out over hearsay, and then 
freaking out your friends in 
return, does dlddley -beans for 
this crypto- community. Next 
time, then, let's have ourselves 
an alternative. (Yes, Virginia, 
there is an alternative.) Take 
a few moments out of your 
next frenzied panic and first 
truck on over to rap with the 
good people at Student Affairs. 
They might not have all the 
answers, but both Deans will 
fervently assure you that Jack 
Webb is NOT posing as the 
special asslstent to the Pre- 
sident, Another sure-fire sug- 
gestion and seminal rumor - 
squelcher, as it were, Is to 
check inwlththose obtuse level- 
heads down at the ELM office. 
Evening hours have been set 
up, five days a week, to handle 
any and all rumors, a shoulder 
to cry on, weather reports, or 
whatever. Don't worry, their 
phone lines are tapped anyway. 
Next week, I want to get be- 
hind what to do when the police- 
man comesknock,knock,knock- 
ing on your front door. Until 
then, remember, as hokelyasit 
may rhetorically Intimate; loose 
lips skink ships. 


Meeting for Worship in the man- 
ner of the Raligious Society of 
Friends (Quakers) will be held 
Sunday. February 14 at 11:00 
in the Alumni House. See Lisa 
Turner or John Raysk. 




Geoff Anderson 

It had to come sometime, and last week it finally did. 
Washington College won its first basketball game of the 
season. Traveling to Swathmore last Wednesday the Shore- 
men ran into a rather weak Swathmore quintet. About the 
only thing outstanding about the Little Quakers was their 
high scoring guard, Rick Miceli. The MAC top scorer gave 
the Shore cagers only a little trouble as he netted twenty- 
three points. Luckily he was the only Little Quaker to hit 
that night so the Shoremen went on to victory despite a 
pathetic 6 out of 24 from the charity line. 

Saturday night the cagers returned home to treat their 
fans to their second victory of the year. From the fans' 
point of view you couldn't ask for a better or more excit- 
ing game. If you were a coach, though, it was a different 
story. Down throughout most of the game, it appeared 
that W.C. was on its way to its fifteenth loss of the season. 
However, not to be denied, the Shore cagers came back 
with less than four minutes left to tie it up at 77 all. Fine 
defense and a few three point plays gave Washington an 
89-85 victory. From the coaches' standpoints the game 
was almost a nightmare, since both teams had trouble 
connecting their shots. Western Maryland was 33% 
from the floor while Washington wasn't much better with 
36%. Shooting percentages like that usually don't win 
ball games for you. 

If you had to pinpoint the team's problem this year, it 
wouldn't be easy. Bad scheduling, lack of height, and bad 
foul shooting all contributed to this year's poor season. 
Even though the team has a poor record, the fans still 
love them. 

BITS AND PIECES: Lew Young's overall reb'ounding aver- 
age is 16.3 a game. Against Middle-Atlantic Conference 
foes, he has a 16.1 average; in Mason-Dixon play 18.6. . . 
Lew also leads the team in scoring average with 16.9 
points per game, followed by Turner (13.3), Slagle (12.2), 
Dickson (10.7) and Kirby Pines }6.7) . . . The Sho'men 
play Randolph-Macon away on Saturday. 

Photo by Geoff Anderson , 

KA guard Ron Lokos trys a layup in recent action against 
Lambda Chi. Even though losing to the Lambda's the KA's wrapped 
up the Frat Cup basketball championship. 



Washington college is look- 
ing for students interested In 
becoming trainers for the Col- 
lege's athletic teams, Wash- 
ington has never been able to 
afford a fuU-tirae trainer; the 
coaches have usually under- 
taken the trainer's duties. But 
Director of Athletics Ed Athey 
Is convinced that a student, 
working in cooperation with the 
college physician, could easily 
handle the position. 

Coach Athey has already con- 
tacted President Merdlnger a- 
bout the proposal. The Pres- 
Ident has concurred with the 
athletic department; both the 
Naval Academy in Annapolis 
and the University of Delaware 
In Newark have agreed tofollow 
Washington Student trainers to 
observe their trainers. The 
feeling is that several sessions 
at either institution along with 
consultation with the coaches 
and Dr. Gulbrandsen would give 
the student the ability to handle 
situations he may face during a 

Among his duties, the stu- 
dent trainer would be expect- 
ed be in the training room for 
about two to six o'clock every 
weekday and be available on 
Saturdays for home games. In 
addition, he would travel with 
the lacrossee team. 

Coach Athey indicated that 
the College would provide tran- 
sporations for the student's 
training sessions. He would 
also be compensated for his 
time, although the amount of 
compensation has not yet been 

Anyone interested in thepos- 
Ition should contact Mr. Athey 
at his office In the Athletic 



Victimized by a simple lack 
of bodies, the wrestling team 
lost to PMC last Saturday by a 
score of 33-10. After losing 
fifteen points in forfeits, the 
Sho'men got five back as PMC 
forfeited the 142 lb. weight 
class. Washington College's 
inly points were earned by 
Steve Golding, who declsioned 
■'nis opponent, and Roger Sten- 
erscn, who outscored his man, 
but was given a tie because of 
riding time. In NCAA rulesone 
point is awarded for each min- 
ute of riding time. In the heavy- 
weight class Rick "Tiny" Hol- 
loway suffered his first setback 
in the second period. Tlny's 
season record now stands at 

Due to the personnel prob- 
lem the remainder of the sea- 
son should be an uphill battle. 
This Saturday the Shoreman 
host always powerful Lebanon 
Valley. Last y"ir the Shore- 

Phoio by Geoff Anderson | 

Lew Young, the Shoremen's leading rebounder and scorer, goes 
up for the two in action against Lebanon Valley. The Flying Dutcli 
men won rather easily, 95-75. 

Shoremen Victorious 
Then Fall To Lebanoi 

Washington broke into the 
win column last week with vic- 
tories over Swarthmore and 
Western Maryland, snapping a 
fourteen game losing streak. 

After bowing to PMC Col- 
leges 89-71 In the winners' 
bandbox gym, the Sho'men trav- 
eled, to Swarthmore. Over- 
coming a miserable 6 for 24 
night at the foul line, the Sho'- 
men triumphed 66-61 behind 
Captain Ricky Turner's game 
high 28 points. Lew Young and 
John Dickson pumped In 15 and 
10 points, respectively, while 
Young had 18 off the boards. 

Washington came back In Its 

theitcfftowD Scfvke Center 
Maple Avcone 


7 a.m. p 9 p.m. 

next outing to trip Western 
Maryland 89-85 in Cain Center. 
Behind 45-40 at the half, the 
Sho'men trailed the Terrors by 
as much as 10 during the sec- 
ond half. Clutch free throws 
by Dickson and superb rebound- 
ing by Young highlighted the 
rally that put downthe Terrors. 
Turner (15), Dickson (17), Mike 
Slagle (19) and Young (24) all 
hit for double figures; Young 
also hauled in 27 rebounds, 
Lebanon Valley put an end 
to the win streak by defeating 
Washington 95-75 on Tuesday 
night. Young had 22 and Slagle 
13 points In the losing effort, 

Spend .m unloraciiahic 

on the former 

^"C/-'^v ^ 

men first edged out the tough 
Flying Dutchmen, the outcome 
of the meet going down to the 
last bout. Closing out the sea- 
son, Wednesday, February 17, 

will be a match with a strong 
Wagner ten. Last year the 
Seahawks came back from a 
twenty point deficit to edge the 
Shoremen, 21-20. 

New lower rates; full credit fo( 
courses. Write today for detail' 
from World Campus Afloat, Chap- 
man College. Box CC16, OranKf. 
CA 92666 

Don Kelly 

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MUliT? I'Tjvuy 



lEP 28 1972 





IMO. 13 

Panel To 



This year the S. G. A. Is 
sponsoring a student panel dis- 
cussion as part of Parents Day. 
Parents Day, s. G. A. pre- 
sident Peter Heller explained, 
is being run by the students 
this year. Parents, he further 
explained, Telt that last year the 
students weren't involved with 
the Parents Day program. 

The panel members are Terry 
Wood, Michael Brown, Dave 
Beaudovin, Bill Ingram, and 
Linda Hawkes, with Mr. Bren- 
nan, the Parents Association 
president, as moderator. The 
discussion will be preceded by 
a short film by Hanrihan Pro- 
ductions to provide parents with 
more insight into student life. 
The discussion itself will give 
parents a more in-depth view 
of Washington College with five 
topics: curriculum, admissions 
and student aid, campus govern- 
ment (i.e. student power), stu- 
dent dissatisfaction, and social 

The panel was chosen by the 
S. G. A. to provide a cross- 
section of Washington College 

Washington College Band practices for their performance on Par- 
ent's Day. 

Governor Vlaiidel 
To Keceivt 

Governor Marvin Mandelwill 
help 189-year-old Washington 
College celebrate the birthday 
of its namesake, George Wash- 
ington, on Saturday, February 

The Maryland governor will 
deliver the principal address at 

Literary Festival 
Aids Student Writers 

Next Monday, several Wash- 
ington College students will be 
traveling to Richmond, Virgin- 
la to spend several days study- 
ing with and listening to such 
famous people In the world of 
letters as Anthony Burgess, 
John Clardi, Brian Moore, Mil- 
ler Williams, Peter Taylor, and 
several others. 

The occasion Is the Boat- 
wright Literary Festival, which 
Is being held from February 
22 through 27 at the University 
of Richmond, It Is described 
as a "casual festival, encour- 
aging spontaneity and product- 
ivity," and it deals with tlie 
creative media of literature and 

Among the events scheduled 
for the Festival are classes and 
Workshops with the people 
mentioned above, addresses and 
readings by poets andscholars, 
and parties at night Perhaps 
the most interesting program 
to all members of Washington 

College is that of assistlngstu- 
dents In applying to writers' 
workshops, which Is being done 
by our own Robert Day. 

According to the invitational 
brochure, "participation in the 
festival Is not restricted to 
students and writers; It is for 
anyone wanting to learn about 
the creative experience." 

A prize of$50isbeing3ward- 
ed to the best work in the 
areas of fiction, poetry, drama, 
and fllmscript. 

There are some housing pos- 
sibilities on the campus of the 
university, but these are lim- 
ited. The best possibility is that 
of a motel room In the area. 
Reservations can be made for 
you, If you write to tlie spon- 
sors now. 

Anyone wishing to go is en-, 
couraged to do so. There will 
be several cars shuttling back 
and forth. For details, any- 
one interested should see Pro- 
fessor Day. 


the Washington's BirthdayCon- 
vocation in Cain Athletic Cen- 
ter at U a. m. Dr. Charles John 
Merdlnger, 21st president of 
Washington College, will confer 
upon Mandel the honorary de- 
gree Doctor of Laws. 

Weekend activities will com- 
mence Friday evening with a 
free College Band Concert In 
Tawes Theater and a basket- 
ball game between Washington 
and Gallaudet College. 

On Saturday morning a Par- 
ents Day Program in the Dan- 
iel Z, Gibson Fine Arts Center 
will highlight activity prior to 
the convocation. A student- 
planned program will include a 
campus produced film and a 
panel discussion on student life. 

In the afternoon, following a 
buffet luncheon with Governor 
Mandel, tours and an informal 
reception will take place in the 
new $L5 million Clifton M, 
Miller Library. At 3 p,m. the 
Washington College basketball 
team will play Its last home 
contest of the 1970-71 season, 
facmg Lycoming College. 

The activities of the weekend 
will come to a close that even- 
ing with the popular Washing- 
ton's Birthday Ball from 9 un- 
til 1 in Hodson Hall. 


The Raven 

Poe Played by Price (Vincent) 

Tawes 8: 00 



Sprinjr Coiivoealion 
To Be Held Saturday 

This year's spring con- 
vocation will be held at 11:00 
a.m., Saturday, February 20 
In Cain Athletic Complex, with 
the high point of the ceremony 
being an address by Maryland 
Governor Marvin Mandel. 

An academic procession, led 
by Ermon Foster, Marshal, will 
mark the commencement of the 
assembly and will be followed 
by the National Anthemn, sung 
by assistant professor of music, 
William Johnston. 

The Invocation will be 
delivered by the Reverend Pa- 
trick Brady of Sacred Heart 
Church. Following Governor 
Mandel's speech, the Washing- 

ton CollegeChoruswill perform 
two selections. 

At this point, an honorary 
Doctor of Laws degree will be 
conferred upon Governor Man- 
del. Philip Wingate, Chairman 
of the Board of Visitors and 
Governors, will authorize the 
mandumus and Robert Seager, 
Dean of the College, will read 
the citation preceding the actual 
bestowing of the degree. 

The Reverend Brandy will 
then give theBenedicllon, which 
win be followed by the Aca- 
demic Recession — with vi- 
brations by the Washington Col- 
lege Band under thedlrectlonof 
professor of music, Gary 

8:00 p.m. 

Friday, February 19 
Basketball vs. Gallaudet College 
Cain Athletic Center 
Music Department Band Department 
Gibson Fine Arts Center 
Saturday, February 20 
Parents' Registration & Coffee 
Gibson Fine Arts Center Lobby 
Film Panel Discussion on Student Life 
Gibson Fine Arts Center 
Washington's Birthday Convocation 
Cain Athletic Center 
Buffet Luncheon, Hodson Hall 
Informal Reception and Library Tours 
Clifton M. Miller Memorial Library 
Basketball vs. Lycoming College 
Cain Athletic Center 
Dinner, Hodson Hall 
Washington's Birthday Ball, Hodson Hall 


9:00 a.m. 


11:00 a.m. 




1:30 p.m. 


4:00 p.m. 




6:30 p.m. 


1:00 a.m. 

Many Students 
Receive Honors 

Two hundred and twenty-four 
students at Washington College 
have achieved either Dean's 
List or the Honorable Mention 
List for high academic achieve- 
ment during the first semester 
of the 1970-71 school year. Dr. 
Robert Seager 11, Dean of the 
College, announced those hon- 

A total of 88 students made 
the Dean's List. The fresh- 
man class had the highest fig- 
ure, 26, followed by: sopho- 
mores, 22; seniors, 21; and 
Juniors, 19. 

To qualify for the Dean's 
List, a student must be engag- 

ed in the Four Course Plan and 
must achieve 14 points or more 
with a C-grade or better In all 
classes. Four points are 
awarded for an A, three for a 
B, etc. 

One hundred and thirty-six 
achieved honorable mention 
distinction. To quallJ^ they 
must achieve 12 or 13 points 
with a C-grade or better In all 

One-third of the 671 students 
at the Eastern Shore College 
were cited for academic 
achievement. The junior class 
had the highest percentage, but 
the freshman had the greatest 
numt>er, 6fi students. 




Open Letter To Parents 
From The Administration 

This year's Parent's Day 
Program has been conceived, 
planned and for the most, exec- 
uted by the students. The pro- 
-am reflects the students' 
views of their lives at Washing- 
ton College and not an idealized 
version prepared by the admin- 
istration. This Is all in keep- 
ing with the greater share of 
responsibility being accepted by 
students forgoverningtheirown 
activities. Many of the old ideas 
have given way to Increased 
involvement by students in the 
administration of campus life. 
Thus, campus activities are 
oriented In a meaningful way to- 
ward those situations and prob- 
lems which the students will 
face alter they leave college. 

Old and Nevir 
We hear today of student an- 
tagonism and apathy, both of 
which seem to reflect a sense 
of frustration. Hopefully pro- 
grams such as this parent's 
Weekend and other similar act- 
ivities will give us all confi- 
dence that this atmosphere is 
indicative of a change between 
old and new Ideas on the pur- 
poses and meaning of college 
life. We all can be proud of the 
way in which students have join- 
ed together to produce a mean- 
ingful program which truly re- 
flects their college experlen- 

Student Concern 

The vocal ourbursts by stu- 
rtpnts have been cause for great 
concern in recent times. Much 
has been said that the students 
are unwilling to stand behind 
their vocal expressions. Re- 
cently however, the students 
at Washington College have 
demonstrated that theyare will- 
ing to back up their words with 
deeds by voting to take $5,000 
of the funds set aside for a 
Spring Weekend as a donation 
to the College Scholarship Fund. 
This demonstration of concern 
for the tietterment of the col- 
lege community should serve 
as an inspiration for all of us 
and should tend to disabuse 
some of our fears about the 
younger generation. 

One weekend cannot port- 
rary truly the complex var- 
iety of experiences which con- 
stitute life at Washington Col- 
lege. Nevertheless, parents 
can gain an Insiglit into these 
experiences, which span the 
spectnim from academics to 
the development of a personal 
life style, and depart with a 
better appreciation of what the 
College means to their son or 

Richard Francis 
Assistant to the President 




A new twist to the solution of 
summer jobs for college stu- 
dents has been announced by 
EUROJOB, a Greenwich, Conn- 
ecticut based program, affil- 
iated with the American Insti- 
tute for Foreign Study, Having 
acknowledged that jobs will be 
increasingly difficult to locate 
in the United States this sum- 
mer, many students will find 
that EUROJOB has the answer. 
This program offers a wide 
choice of jobs- -ranging from a 
farm job in the Swiss Alps to 
a secj-etarial position in Lon- 
don — In over 10 European coun- 
tries. No foreign language is 
required for many of these 
jobs, EUROJOB also handles 
all arrangements for work per- 
mit, accommodations and 
transportation, and provides a 
four-day orientation program 

Students interested in this 
program are invited to write 
for further information to 
EUROJOB, Department INR, 102 
Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, 
Conncecticut 06830. 

Elm Staff 

The ELM is published weekly 
through the academic year except 
during official recesses and exam per- 
iods by the students of Washinston 
College. The opinions expressed by 
die editorial board of the ELM do 
not necessarily represent those of 
the College. Subscription price: 
S7.S0 pet year alumni; S8.00 pei 
yeai other than aJumni. Published by 
Washington Coileae. Chesletlown 
Maryland. Second class postage 
paid at Centreville, Maryland. 

Editor W. D. Prettvman '71 

Publications Editor K. Peddicord '71 
Mana^g Editor . . J(. Uanner '7j 

Associate Editor D. Roach '71 

Business Manager. , . . E. Shelley '72 

Sports G. Andcnon '72 

Features . . . . D. Beaudouin '73 

News 'C. Denton '73 

Circulation L. Altcri '73 

Pholo^phy P.GNickel'73 

Advertising D. Goldstein '73 

Publications. . . .M. J. Eavenson '73 
Typing M. R. Yoe '73 

Notes From Naval Academy 


As far back as Chuck can 
remember he had always had 
as his goal West Point, but 
fate decreed otherwise, and 
early one Junethis rosy-cheek- 
ed Wisconsin lad passedthrough 
the gates of Annapolis. Since 
then Chuck has been all-Navy 

and he does not regret the 
change in plans. 

In years to come Chuck shall 
probably be remembered by 
his classmates as a tall, good- 
natured chap who used to squint 
at eye charts. We certainly 
shall remember along with 
other things: longbuU sessions 
after taps, a weakness for ham- 
burgers on Sunday afternoons, 
a plebe tea fight second class 

Daiiigren Hall knew Chuck 
not only as a basketball play- 
er, but also as a familiar fig- 
ure on hop nights, usually In 
search of his popular drag but 
nevertheless thoroughly en- 
joying himself. While here, he 
has made an enviable record 
for himself In athletics as well 
as in other activities, and de- 
spite these numerous pursuits 
Chuck has managed to stand 
hi^ in his class with a min- 
imum amount of studying. 

Football 4; Soccer 3, 2, 1 
N*; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 NA; 
Lacrosse 4, 3, 2 N; Class 
Ring Committee; Boat Club 
3, 2, 1; Radio Club 4, 3, 2, 
1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; 
Star 4. 





Last Saturday night, February 
13th, 1970, Michael B. Brown, 
20 years old, of Trenton, New 
Jersey (which has the largest 
prophylactic factory in the 
world), and of late a sopho- 
more at Washington College, 
was immorally woundedby gun. 
fire, during a Phi Sigma Kappa 
openhouse party in East Hall. 
He is survived by his beloved 
roommate who sleeps on his 
stomach, Robert Atkinson, 
freshman and pledge of the 
Kappa Alpha fraternity. 

As the scene was described 
to this reporter, there was a 
lull In the music, at which point 
Brown leaped to his feet and 
shouted, "Those goddam nig. 
gers are all the same!" Norris 
Commodore, a sophomore, 
schocked by the seeming slur, 
rushed towards Brown, pulllnga 
,22 service revolver out of his 
belt: At point-blank range, he 
fired two blank rounds into 
Brown's stomach, who col- 
lapsed on the couch, moaning. 
Commodore then returned the 
pistol to Brown who was laugh. 
ing hysterically. Brown 
been reported despondent for 
some time. 

Letters To The Editor 


18 Year Olds 

To The Editor 

The Republican Senators of 
the Maryland General Assem- 
bly stand united on extending 
the voting privilege to 18 year 
olds In state elections. All 
ten minority senators bear 

Professor Susan Huck 
Lectures Thursday 

On Thursday, February 25, 
at 8:00 in Hynson Lounge, Dr, 
Susan Huck will give a lec- 

Dr, Huck is now a professor 
of geography and political 
science at Chesapeake College. 
With a doctorate In political 
geography, Dr. Huck has taught 
In colleges in many parts of 
the country, and has lectured 
overseas In Australia, New 
Zealand, Singapore, and Rho- 
desia. In addition to the above 
subjects. Dr. Huck has also 
taught college-level sociology, 
antliropology, physical science, 
and journalism. 

In addition to teaching, Dr. 
Huck has been a cartographer 
for the U. S. Air Force, and 
remains amapacqulsltion agent 
for the American Geographical 

Beginning with geographical 
articles for various encyclo- 
pedias, Dr. Huck became a 

professional free-lance maga- 
zine writer and has shifted en- 
tirely to coverage of and com- 
ment upon political affairs. She 
first wrote for NATIONAL RE- 
VIEW magazine, and now pu- 
blishes In AMERICAN OPIN- 

Dr, Huck has traveled wide- 
ly, and has covered events on 
the spot in Latin America, Afr- 
ica, the Middle East, and South- 
east Asia. Although she has 
published over a quarter-mil- 
lion words in the past five 
years, her views are not ap- 
proved of by the "Liberals" 
of the American Library Asso- 
ciation, and therefore they are 
not to be found In the vast 
majority of American li- 
braries. Dr. Huck regards 
this as a small sample of the 
hypocrisy of claims to be "con- 
cerned" about the suppression 
of "dissent." 

strong convictions alrout this 

You are probably aware that 
other related Issues are now 
before the legislature. Bills 
granting the obligation to in- 
clude el^teen year olds are 
also belngconslderedalongwith 
the lowering of voting age. 

The unanimity among the Re- 
publican Senators does not exist 
on the other related issues. 
Some fear that those issues 
would destroy the chances of 
lowering the age and others 
t>elieve the issues will im- 
prove the general acceptancy 
of lowering the voting age, 

aiould your student body 
have questions and/or con- 
structive criticism regarding 
any of the Bills, the Repub- 
lican senator whose district 
Is closest to your campus, is, 
under normal circumstances, 
available to visit your school 
for open discussion, or the 
Senators would welcome your 
interested students In Annap- 

Clerk to the Minority 

Maryland General Assembly 


Hoyadoon'? This is the sec- 
ond communication from the 
Yip Chapter of Washington Col- 
lege to our Catatonic brothers 
and sisters, whatever you are. 
Open your heads, people! Look 
around for God's sake. Get 
our tx)ys out of Laos and back 
into Cambodia and Vietnam 
where they tielong. 

Or was Kent State just an 
accident? Just what happened 
on November 23, 1963? 

We have recently established 
llasons with t)oth our chromo- 
some-crazy Yippie compatriots 
...around Amerika and also wltb 
the International Weatherman 
Underground. Bernadlne Doho 
sends you her regards and deep- 
est sympathies. 

Nationally coordinated street 
flgjitlng and guerrila theater 
will kick off In Washington, D.C. 
This May Day along the fol- 
lowing stipulation. If the gov- 
ernment doesn't shut down the 
way by May first, we'll shut 
down the government. Short 
and sweet, but talk is cheap, 
ri^t? Wait and see, Bel 
you will even read atraut it in 
the straight newspapers. 

Meanwhile back here, tl)C 
word Is out. Tricky Dicky Nlxoi 
or Zero Agnew Istruckingdows 
here for the In hoguratlon thlj 
spring. Take our advice, CapL 
Chuckle. If Nixon, Agnew, Man- 
del or any other cosmic clown 
shows up, there's going to IM 
trouble. This isn't a violence 
rap, but the president of the 
United States would look klndof 
silly standing on the steps ol 
BUI Smith with a BostonCream 
Pie in his face. This is a clue, 

The weather's getting warm- 
er. Chuckle, And who knows 
what kinds of weird sabatoge 
goes on in the dark of night! 
Think about It, Merdinger. Your 
slimy savolr falre Is wearing 
thin. Now every kid on this 
campus Is a potential Ylppi^' 

Smash em with smiles, 


Friday; February i9, i97t 



Candidates For Miss Wasliiiijitoii Colleire 

Photos by Geoff Anderson 




Spring Antiwar Activities 
Climax In Mass Rally In D.C. 



The following is a schedule of 
antiwar events which have been 
projected for the spring and 
which, in combination with such 
on going projects as the fight 
for High School rights, building 
the Antiwar University, strug- 
gles against campus complicity, 
the mass fight against the 
draft, and a planned trip to 
North Vietnam of women acti- 
vlstists to meet with Vietna- 
mese women, will form the 
basis for discussions at the 
National- student Antiwar Con- 
ference called for Catholic Uni- 
versity in Washington, D. C, 
February 19, 20 and 21 by the 
Student Mobilization Commit- 

(1) The Winter Soldier Pro- 
ject a series of hearings to 
be held January 31 to February 
2 in Detroit in which Viet on 
Vietnam veterans, ecologlsts, 
and legal specialists will give 
testimony on the general at- 
rocities which the U.S. has 
perpetrated against the people 
and countryside of Vietnam. 

(2) April 2, 3, 4 Local meet- 
ings, rallies, moratoria com- 
memorating Martin Luther King 
as a peace activist and a figh- 
ter for human ri^ts, which can 
bring antiwar groups and Black 
community organizations to- 
gether for common action. 

(3) April 24 Peaceful, legal 
mass march and rally in Wash- 
ington D. C.andSan Francisco, 
calling for the total and immed- 
iate wlthdrawl of allU. S. troops 
from Southeast Asia, Broad 
based actions aimed at reach- 
ing out and mobilizing signi- 
ficant forces from the labor 
movement, GIs, women's or- 
ganizations, Black and Chicano 
groups, religious groups, etc.. 

into a common massive dis- 
play of militant antiwar unity. 

(4) May 5 local rallies and 
demonstrations onthe first "an- 
niversary" of the murder of 
students at Kent State and Jack- 
son State during the mass up- 
surge against the Invasion of 
Cambodia in 1970, Focus for 
campus activity and demonst- 
rations against repressive 
moves OP the campus against 
the student movement. 

(5) May 16 Demonstrations, 
"picnics", etc., at military 
bases on Armed Forces Day, 
to show solidarity between the 
antiwar movement and the 
troops: American GIs forced 
into the army against their wlU 
and compelled to participate in 
the Southeast Asian war even 
more against their will. Focus 
for solidarity between the ci- 

vilian and GI antiwar move- 

This calendar adds up to a 
significant and exciting series 
of actions which can tie local 
education to massive action, and 
which can enable the antiwar 
movement to build an on going 
dynamic movement while con- 
tinuing to maximize growth with 
massive broad demonstrations 
aimed at reaching out to those 
sectors of society with the real 
power to end the war; workers. 
Blacks, Chicanes, GIs, Women, 

To turn this calendar Into a 
reality it Isnecessarythatantl- 
war activists throug^iout the 
country pool their thinking, 
planning, and organization In 
a coordinated way. This Is the 
purpose of the National Student 
Antiwar Conference, 

Antiwar Vlovenieiit 
Plans Denioiistrations 

by Carole Denton 

Last year over 4,000 antiwar 
activists from hundreds of col- 
leges and high schools In every 
section of the country met in 
Cleveland, Ohio, and planned 
massive demonstrations In over 
20 major cities throughout the 
United States, Hundreds of 
thousands of Americans oppos- 
ed to the war in Indochina par- 
ticipated In these demonstra- 
tions, Althou^ we were able 
to force the Nixon Administra- 
tion to pull back temporarily, 
it was not too long before he 
invaded camt)odia, and re-es- 
calated the war in Vietnam, 

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calling his aggression "pro- 
tective reaction." 

On February 19, thousands 
of activists will assemble in 
Washington, at a National Sut- 
dent Antiwar Conference which 
wiU be held at CathoUc Univ- 
ersity, The delegates from 
around the country will plan a 
"spring offensive against the 
war" — an offensive that wlU 
Involve millions of Americans 
In direct opposition to the pol- 
icies of the Nixon "regime." 
The conference will serve 
notice to Nixon that the anti- 
war movement Is very much 
alive— and bigger than ever! 
Our spring offensive will t>e 
larger and broader than ever 
t)efore. Preparations for the 
conference include various 
workshops, which will discuss 
campus complicity with the war, 
the draft and constitutional 
rights of GIs and hi^ school 
students, amongothers. Every- 
one who attends the conference 
will be able to participate In 
the discussion and motivate tils 
or her proposal for the SMC. 
All are invited to attend the 
conference. Housing and work- 
shop room will be provided 
for alL 


Anything green that grew out 

of the mould 
Was an excellent herb to our 

fathers of Old.,. 

Rudyard KlpUng 

Sure, I always knock before 

With a sixteen-pound sledge 


police officer. 

Bust is Just a four-letter 
word. Unfortunately, it's also 
a very real word to those who 
delight in the child's garden 
of grass. And so to those of 
you who cower In your rooms 
nightly, here's where you stand 
when the local policeman comes 
knock, knock, knocking on your 
dorm door. To save space, 
we'll use a hypothetical situa- 
tion, allreet? 

Okay, you're sitting in your 
room Tuesday evening,., ah yes, 
Tuesday evening,., blowing a Jay 
and rolling bummers with some 
friends, when there's a knock 
on your door. 

If you mumble "Come in?", 
you're either incredibly stoned 
out or an utter Imbecile, So 
instead you call out, "Who's 
there?" If the cop outside 
replies, "It's your couslnTwit 
from Keakuk who you haven't 
seen in fifteen years!", and you 
let him In, don't hassle your- 
self, dummy. You can't be 
busted for real because that's 
a no-no for police called by the 
nifty name of ENTRAPMENT 
(remember It!), which Is the 
gaining of Illegal entry by a 
cop Into a private citizen's do- 
micile to make a trumped - 
up arrest. There Is a possi- 
bility, however, that the police- 
man has been raised In a Chr- 
istian home and will tell the 
truth, snarling in his most in- 
timidating voice, "It's the 
police, punks!" Before freak- 
ing out entirely, the prudent 


freak should get it together to 
ask, "Do you have a search 

If the cop replies, "Er, ah, 
well, no...", bid the constable 
a sweet goodnight through the 
door and resume toklng. But 
if the cop giggles nastily, chort- 
ling "Yesl", it tws been 
found Uiat the window is an un- 
usually efflcent avenue of es- 
cape, unless you live, say, on 
the fourth floor of Somerset, 
Oh, well... 

Worse yet, If the arresting 
officer has a warrant under the 
new "no-knock" provision, 
passed by Congress In 1970, 
he needs only to break In your 
door on the sublime supposition 
that "a delay would result In 
the arrestee destroying the evi- 
dence." (It should be stated 
here and now that, If the cop 
has watched you stagger Into 
your dorm with an armload of 
keys, he needs no warrant what- 
soever. Natch.) 

As for as the 'TaustablUty" 
of this, or any other campus 
goes. It's open season on heads, 
friends. Cops do NOT have to 
notify (and usually won't) col- 
lege officials aboutan upcoming 
raid, providing a warrant lias 
been Issued, Strangely enou^, 
the latter appears to be our 
saving grace, for bench (court) 
warrants are difficult to cop. 
The prospective arresting of- 
ficer (the onewho'sexcesslvely 
salivating) must show "Just and 
sufficient cause" to the presid- 
ing Judge as to why such a bust 
should take place (Le. goofy 
freak sells dopetonarc;there's 
a trail of marijuana leading to 
your room; you've been 
observed pushing scag to pre- 
schoolers, etc) In conclusion, 
the obtalnablllty of such a war- 
rant still depends uponthe locale 
wherein the bust Is to occur. 
Oh, I get It. 

Next week; Day In Court.,. 








Spriiijj Sports Start 
Preseason Workouts 

Rick "Tiny Holloway starts into a pinning combination against his Wagner opponent. After being 
down in the match, Holloway came back to pin the Seahawk with only a second remaining in the 

Tilly's Last Second Heroics to 
INo Avail as Grapplers Fall,25-21 

AthletLs at Waahinnton Col- 
It^Kf have be);un iirc^ieason piac- 
licts in five spiinu spoils for a 
cJimpainn thHt will involvii 57 
events. The Shoremen will play 
2fi contests at home in baseball, 
crew, lacrosse, tennis anil 

Lacrosse bL-jran officially 
Monday, Fcbiuniy 8 with 43 
candidates out for a season 
that will includi- 14 i-ames and 
two sciimmuRes. The Shore ten 
wilt workout with Delaware, the 
Bowie LaciossL- Club and their 
alumni before opening the reRu- 
lar season away acainst North 
Carolina on Maich 20. 

Twenty oaismL'n reported 
when crew slaiti'd traininj; on 
February 1. The rowers are 
now involved in an indoor 
weipht proRiam and expL'ct to 
be on the Chester River around 
March 1. Six races face the 
Shoiemen with two battles on 
home watei-?;; April 3 apiainst 
Williams and Salisbury and 
Apiil 21 veisus Howard and the 

latter college. 

Baseball, tennis and track 
will commence official practices 
this week. The diamondmen 
have a I6-game slate with three 
twinbills. Cindermen face a 
10-meet schedule with five 
tests at home including' the 
Mason-Dixon Relays on April 
1 7. Tennis has 1 1 matches 
lined up including five home 

Last year Washington had a 
23-22 record in the spring, ex- 
clusive of crew. Track undei 
coach Don Chatelliei- logged 
the best record, 8-4. Baseball 
and tennis finished at the ,500 
point, 7-7 and 4-4, rspeetively. 
Lacrosse closed with one of its 
poorest seasons, 4-7. 

In crew Washington beat 
Salisbury snd Manhattan on 
separate Saturdays on the Ches- 
ter River, placed third and 
fifth in a pair of races on the 
Potomac and finished fourth in 
the Dad Vi;il Regatta on the 

The wrestling team wrapped 
up the regular season Wednes- 
day In a match with WagnerCoI- 
lega With the addition of Joe 
Getty, and Larry Kopec the 
Sho'men forfeited just one 
wel^ class, but that could 
have been the difference as they 
lost 21-25. Marty Wlndner be- 
gan the afternoon by wrestling 
a smart match and getting a 
decision. Unfortunately, the 
next points for the homcsquad 
didn't come until the 150 pound 
class In which Kenny Kllerpin- 
ned his man. After a decis- 
ioned win by Chuck Voulo, Rog- 
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The most exciting match of 
the day from the fan's point 
of view, was Rick Holloway's 
last second pin. After re- 
peated stalling warnings in the 
first period. Tiny came back 
from a 1-5 deficit with a quick 
reversal and near pin in the 
second period. Then, with atie 
score in the third period. Rick 
took his man down and pinned 
him with one second remaining 
in the match. 

Losing Season 
The team completed the sea- 
son with a 4-6 record, and will 
travel next weekend to tne 
Mason-Dlxon Championship at 
Galludet College. Rick Holl- 

oway, last year's champion, and ^ Randolph - Macon 

Roger Stenerson, v/ho now has 
a 16 and 4 college record, must 
be considered prime contend- 

Lack of Bodies 

Due tolack of personnel Coach 
Pritzlaff had quite a problem 
this season trying not to for- 
feit away many of his matches. 
Although a 4-6 record is not 
that Impressive, many wrest- 
lers hadwlnning seasons. Chuck 
Voulo and Ken Kiler, much 
improved from last year, both 
were impressive in their mat- 
ches wliile Marty Winder also 
wrestled well. 

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Lambda Chi fans were treat- 
ed to double victories Wednes- 
day nl^t as both "A" and "B" 
league teams brought hoifie di- 
vision championships to West 

In the "A" league clash the 
boys In gi'een came back from 
a 20-18 first half deficit to 
edge Little Fred, 45-42. Not 
more than three points separ- 
ated the two teams as Steve 
Newhardt led the winners with 
15 points. Also in double fig- 
ures for Lambda Chi were Tiny 
Holloway and Charley Collins 
with thirteen and twelve points 
resoecflvelv. For the losers 

Bob Orr netted twelve. 

Just as exciting as the "A" 
league championship was the 
"B" league playoff. The Doo 
Birds, who made It to the play- 
offs by upsetting the Magicians 
in the semifinals 42-40, took 
on a strong ReRun team. Neither 
team could do much offensively 
in the first half as the score 
was only 13-12 at Intermission, 
ReRuns on top. The second half 
was a different story as the Doo 
Birds came back with 21 points 
to ice a 33-27 victory. 

Leading scorers for the win- 
ners were Tom Budd and Chuck 
Johnson who both netted eight. 

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NO. 14 

Begins To 

By Sue Wilson 

Among the responsibilities 
of the Student Government 
Association shall be the 
administration of the 
Washington College Judiciary 
Board. This board shall serve as 
sole judiciary body for 
Washington College with 
jurisdiction over the actions of 
all students within the sphere 
of college life. 

(Statement of the Judiciary 
Board, March 10,1970) 

Despite rumors to the 
contrary, Washington College 
does have a Judiciary Board, 
which will begin functioning 
this week. The board, 
composed of Upper and Lower 
Courts, with a third body of 
students, faculty and 
administration forming a court 
of appeals, currently operates 

Use Of College 
By Colts Probable 

John Knight, Supreme 

wth a backlog of three cases, 
the oldest about two months 
dates. John Knight, head of the 
board, attributes this backlog 
to a failure of the Prosecution 
and other committees to get 
ANYTHING together, but the 
cases will be cleared up soon. 
Apathy struck again. 

"As soon as we hear from 
the Colts" is the latest word 
from Dean Seager about the 
proposed summer school 
program for undergraduates at 
Washington College. What do 
the Colts have to do with 
summer school? Well, it is 
financially impossible to run a 
summer school for a small 
number of people, but if the 
Colts do decide to have their 
training camp at Washington 
College, then the dormitories 
and dining hall will be open for 
them and any interested 
undergraduate summer school 

This program is part of 
President Merdinger's idea "to 
effectually make use of the 
(college) plant all year round" 


DECENCY: an interview with 
Sen. George McGovem 

By Steve Cohn 
College Press Service 

George McGovem, as his 
secretary is quick to Inform a 
visitor, occupies the Senate 
office foimerly assigned to 
John P. Kennedy, and its walls 
and shelves were filled with 
photographs and other 
memorabilia that give the room 
a JPK-R'FK presence. Also 
well-represented is Abraham 

Lincoln, with a portrait, three 
small statues and a desk 
condensation of his writings. 
This is the context ot the 
McGovern presidential 
cantUdacy, finding its political 
perspective in the liberal 
tradition of the Democratic 
Party, and its ultimate 
grounding in simple principles 
of human decency. 

What emerges &om the 
interview is the obvious fact 
that the Senator feels very 
deeply about the war and 
about poor people in this 

'Continued on Page 2> 

Dr. Gison Appointed 
Salisbury St, Academic Dean 

by Tami Daniels 
A minimum of eighty to 100 
students, divided into classes of 
approximately ten to fifteen, 
would be needed to make the 
program work. The school 
would consist of a six-week 
session beginning in the last 
weeks of June and continuing 
throughout July. Cost for 
tuition, room, and board 
would be on the same standard 
as the regular year fee. 

- A Masters Program for 
Eastern Shore teachers will 
definitely be running this 
summer, regardless of whether 
the Colts or any 
undergraduates are here. 

-- Any interested students 
should keep watch for a poll to 
come out concerning 
summer school. 

Dr. Norman C. Crawford, 
Jr., president of Salisbury State 
College, announced Saturday, 
February 14, the appointment 
of Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson as 
Academic Dean. 

Dr. Gibson is President 
Emeritus of Washington 
College, having served as 
president from 1950 until his 
retirement in 1970. 

In announcing the 
appointment, Dr. Crawford 
said that "Salisbury State 
College was indeed fortunate in 
gaining the services of not only 
an acknowledged educational 
leader, but one whose vast 
experience has afforded an 

To Speak 
At College 

Wash. C. Press Release 

Aaron W. Warner, 
well-known Columbia 
University observer of the 
impact of technology on 
society, will give a public 
lecture on Technology and 
Social Change at Washington 
College, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in 
Hynson Lounge. 

Dr. Warner has chaired the 
prestigious Columbia 
University Seminar on 
Technology and Social Change 
since 1962. He has edited and 
contributed to several volumes 
of the Seminar: Technology 
and Social Change, The Impact 
of Science on Technology, 
Technological Innovation and 
Society, and The Environment 
of Change. 

Dean of the School of 
General Studies at Columbia 
since 1969, Dr. Warner joined 
the Columbia faculty in 1948, 
became full professor of 
Economics in 1961, and in 
1967 was appointed Joseph L. 
Buttenweiser Professor of 
Human Relations. 

He served with several 
government agencies prior to 
his affiliation with Columbia, 
including the National Labor 
Relations Board with which he 
became a regional director and 
special examiner. He also 
served with the Railroad 
Retirement Board and the 
Office of Price Administration. 

Long active in labor 
relations, he has served on 
arbitration panels of the 
American Arbit ration 
Association and on the New 
York and New Jersey state 
mediation hoards. He was a 
research economist with the 
International Labor 
Organization in Geneva during 
a sabbatical year, 1967-68. 

opportunity to become 
familiar with the educational 
needs of the Eastern Shore. In 
my brief experience here, I 
have heard many people 
involved with education speak 
of Dr. Gibson's contribution. 
All hold him in high regard." 
Dr. Gibson will resume his 
duties as Academic Dean, 

Salisbury Slate Release 
March 1, 1971. [n this capacity 
he will be responsible for all of 
the college's academic 
programs and faculty affairs. 
Two student services, 
admissions and registration, 
formerly the responsibility of 
the Academic Dean, have been 
transferred to the office of the 
Dean of Students. 

Philodor Trio To 
Visit Here Saturday 

The Philidor Trio will 
present "An Evening of 
Baroque Music in the Italian 
Style" at Washington College, 
Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m. 

Members of the trio are 
Elizabeth Humes, soprano, 
Shelley Gruskin, baroque flute 
and recorders, and Edward 
Smith, harpsichord. 

Each of the artists has been 
a member of the New York Pro 
MusicB for several years and 
they bring to Baroque music an 
easy familiarity with the music 
of 18th-century Europe. 

Miss Humes has sung with 
the Robert Shaw Chorale, the 
Riverside Chamber Singers, and 
the Canteta Singers. She 
received her music training at 
the Hartt College of Music. 

Shelley Gruskin was a flute 
student of Joseph Mariano at 
the Eastman School of Music, 
and he played two years with 
the Rochester Philharmonic. 
After a season with the NBC 
Opera Orchestra he turned his 
attention to eariy music and 
instruments. He is presently on 
the faculty of the New England 
Conservatory of Music. 

Edward Smith studied 

Washington College Press Release 

harpsichord under Ralph 
Kirkpatrick at Yale and studied 
composition on a Fulbri^t 
scholarship with Luigi 
DallapicoUa in Italy. He has 
taught at the University of 
Dlinois and now teaches 
harpsichord at the Hartt 
School of Music at the 
University of Hartford. He has 
performed with the Master 
Virtuosi, the Pro Arte Double 
Chorale, and is a member of 
the N. Y. Chamber Players. 

The Saturday evening 
program will be held in the 
Tawes Theater, Gibson Fine 
Arts Center. Admission will be 
by Concerts Series season 
tickets, or by single-admission 
payable at the door, adults $3, 
students $1. Special group 
rates are available to school 

Preceding the concert, The 
Philidor Trio will give a 
demonstration-discussion of 
their instruments and music at 
2 p.m. in Tawes Theater. 
Adrnission is free and tiie 
public is invited. For 
information, call the College 
concerts office, tel. 778-2800, 
ext. 239. 





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country. He approaches these 
issues from almost a 
common sense perspective, and 
seems to reject ideological 
explications and solutions for 
them, denying the argument 
that foreign intervention and 
domestic inequality are deeply 
rooted in the U.S. "free 
enterprise" system. He speaks 
for a foreign policy that would 
seek to actively coexist with 
communist nations, and sees 
no economic contradictions in 

At home, he talks in tenns 
of radically reordered 
priorities. The cultural politics 
of the student movement-with 
its quest for community and 
alternate life-sty les-is a far less 
urgent question that the 
immediate needs of the poor. 
He claims that liberal politics 
can speak to these needs. 

The aura of power and 
politics that you would expect 
to surround a presidential 
candidate does not accompany 
McGovem. His presence is that 
of a good man, and it is an 
impression that grows after 
leaving his office, 
CPS: I'd like to ask you 
how you feel about a specific 
proposal built along the 
following lines: An American 
commitment to immediate 
withdrawal and an end of 
support for the Tliieu-Ky 
regime, coupled with an NLF 
and North Vietnamese 
agreement to a cease fire. 
Discussions to secure the 
release of POWs and to 
guarantee the safe withdrawal 
of U.S. troops...leading 
towards a provisional coalition 
government which would hold 
democratic elections open to 
all the South Vietnamese, and 
an agreement Utat would 
guarantee the neutrality of 
Laos and Cambodia. 

MCGOVERN: Perfect... 
CPS: I ask because this is 
basically the Peoples Peace 
Treaty as negotiated by 
representatives of the U.S. 
National Student Association 
with students from both 
Vietnams. llie point of this 
gesture was in part to 
demonstrate to the American 
people, as you have said, that 
the terms for an honorable 
peace exist. Given the fact that 
these proposals are said by 

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Sports G. Anderson '72 

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Typing M. R. Yoe "73 

reliable sources to be close to 
the official position of the 
North Vietnamese and the 
NLF, wduld you consider 
going to Paris yourself to meet 
vrith them, and to bring back 
to America a similar document 
indicating what type of peace 
is available if we could but 
choose it... 

MCGOVERN: I went to 
Paris two years ago and I 
talked to the head of the North 
Vietnamese delegation... and 
the head of Uie Viet Cong 
delegation...'niey told me at 
that time that there were two 
conditions that we had to meet 
in order to get negotiations 
started that would end the war. 
The first is to agree to the 
withdrawal of all of our forces 
and the second is to withdraw 
support from the Thieu-Ky 
regime... I personally tiiink 
those are reasonable 
requests... Your question of 
whether I would go back to 
Paris seems to imply that they 
would tell me something 
different now than two years 
ago. I don*t see any change...! 
fully accept the outiine of the 
proposal as you described it. I 
think it is a feasible and 
workable solution which could 
be negotiated by the President 
of the United States within 30 
days time... 

CPS: Senator, would you be 
in support of the planned April 
24th demonstration in 
Washington? It is called in the 
legal and peaceful style of last 
year's moratorium. 

MCGOVERN; ...From the 
practical standpoint I question 
what the impact of those 
demonstrations is on public 
opinion anymore. I 
participated in both the 
mobilization and the 
moratorium a year or so ago, 
and I was disappointed in the 
impact they had on public 
opinion. It's hard to keep 
somebody from standing up 
and waving a Viet Cong flag, 
and unfortunately that's what 
Uie television networks focus 
on. It leaves the implication 
that nobody is against the war 
except for a few extreme 
radicals and Viet Cong 
sympathizers, whereas when 
the polls are taken it shows 
that the American people 
overwhelming oppose the 

CPS: South Vietnamese 
troops have invaded Laos with 

Miss Washington College — Ann Hillard (center) and her court (L-R) Diane 
Sanchez, Charie Contini, Doris Swanger and Barb Hancock. 

American tactical support. 
TTiere is a massive U.S. 
presence literally hovering over 
the combat in Cambodia. Do 
you foresee a Senate attempt 
to expand the Cooper-Church 
Amendment to preclude 
unequivocably an American 
participation in the fighting in 
these two countries? 

MCGOVERN: What I would 
hope is that we could not only 
do that with the 
Cooper-Church Amendment- 
...but that we would ■ go 
beyond that to the 
McGovern-Hat field which 
terminates all military 
operations in Indochina-.Tlie 
heart of the problem is that the 
United States is fundamentally 
mistaken in intervening in a 
revolutionary struggle in 
Southeast Asia. 

CPS: Do you believe that 
the volunteer army concept 
threatens to put too much 
power in the hands of the 
military...and wouldn't a 
volunteer army produce 
enlisted ranks composed even 
more disproportionately of the 
poor and the blacks... 

MCGOVERN: I don't buy 
either one of those 
assumptions. I think that we 
ought to go back to a 
voluntary system.. .that's been 
the traditional American way 
of recruiting military 
manpower. Tlie danger of a 
nulitary takeover comes when 
the civilians quit doing their 
job as the responsible managers 
of the military. If the 
President, the Secretary of 
Defense, and the Congress of 
the United States will abide by 
the Constitution... we can head 
off the danger of a military 
takeover whether we have a 
volunteer army or we have a 
draft. With regard to the all 
black (all Puerto Rtcan, all 

Gov. Marvin Mandel was chief speaker at convoca- 
tion Saturday, Feb. 20th. 

Me:dcan-American or whatever 
term you want to use to 
describe the composition of 
the volunteer force) army, I 
think that ri^t now under the 
draft system you have a 
disproportionate percentage of 
black and poor people in the 
armed forces. By going to a 
volunteer system at least you 
would pay those people a living 
wage and you would have to 
compete in the open market 
for support and enlistments. 

CPS: Some politicians have 
made campus freedom and 
dissent a scare issue, and have 
called for severe reprisals, such 
as cutting of scholarship and 
loan funds, against students 
and faculty who in any way 
disrupt so called "normal 
campus activity"... Do you 
perceive these developments 
and the "anti-permissiveness" 
rtietoric to be a serious threat 
to free speech? 

MCGOVERN: Yes, I do. I 
think the federal government 
has to stay out of the area of 
campus discipline. If there is 
anyone factor that is more 
precious than anything else on 
a university campus, it is its 
freedom. The federal 
government is neither 
competent nor does it have the 
right to move into that 
area.. .The university 
community is going to have to 
establish its own rules. 

CPS: Senator, alot of the 
student movement today is 
based not on a political 
analysis but on a cultural one. 
Vne movement talks in terms 
of the quest for community, 
meaningful work, media 
reform, etc... I wonder what 
sympathy you would have for 

the cultural perspective of the 

MCGOVERN: Well, I think 
that is a legitimate concern. 
Students recognize more than 
rhetoric will be required to 
deal with our problems ... I 
think what bothers students 
and older people alike is the 
enormous gap between 
professions on the part of 
politicians and what we 
actually do . . . that to me is 
the biggest single political 
problem in this country today, 
to eam the confidence of 
people in the words of 
government officials. 

CPS: I would pursue further 
the notion that alot of the 
students are seeking an 
alternative life-style to the 
current materialist posture that 
is offered in American society. 
Now one suggestion that has 
been put forth is a guaranteed 
minimum income for 
all. ..without a work provision. 

MCGOVERN: I think the 
concern of students about the 

materialism of our society is a 
legitimate one. Actually we 
have been tau^t for years in 
the churches and in our 
religious heritage to recognize 
that fact-that the claims of lite 
and brotherhood are more 
important than the claims of 
materialism... For my own self I 
think a higher priority than 
guaranteeing an income for 
every citizen in this country is 
to begin by guaranteeing a job 
for everyone who wants to 
work. I think that to many 
students the importance of 
that is not fully appreciated. 

But to the poor man living 
in Harlem or the South Bronx, 
the most urgent thing right 
now is a decent job. That's true 
with the poor of this country 
all across the nation. I think 
the highest single priority right 
now would be for the federal 
government to say we are going 
to do what we can to build the 
kind of economy where people 
can find work at a decent wage 
in the private sector, but failing 
that we will guarantee a range 
of public service jobs, not just 
make work jobs but things that 
are in the public interest for 
anyone who wishes to work. 

Letters to 
the Editor 

For any of the ecology 
minded folk about campus, 
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in 
Baltimore has started a 
recycling program. 5c will be 
paid per reflllable Coke bottle, 
non -refill able Coke bottles will 
be bought in lots for caSh and 
bottles of other companies can 
be redeemed for trading 
stamps. Other details can be 
obtained from the competny. 
Anybody interested? 



As a member of the class of 
•70, I think that it is 
unfortunate that we have not 
received the Pegasus. Yet, I 
have resigned myself to look at 
it as "That's the way it is." 

All the hassling and 
complaining and motions ain't 
gonna get it any faster so we all 
might as well accept the fact 
that it isn't ready. I'm sure we 
will get the Pegasus-eventually, 
so cheer up. Also, why not 
divert the energies that are 
t)eing used in complaining and 
put them to use in this year's 
Pegasus which will insure its 
prompt arrival. Otherwise the 
only ones to blame will be you 
who complain. O.K.? 

Richard Kaipe 
Class of '70 




Afr. Fantasy 


Dave Roach 

A few years ago, everyone 
was impressed with a rather 
loud and exciting group known 
as Cream. Indeed it was loud, 
as people found themselves 
asking: "Can just three people 
create all that mass of sound?" 
It was the beginning of the age 
of HEAVY music, and was 
punctuated by such extremes 
as Jimi Hendrix and Iron 

But now, of course, some of 
this is PASSE. Some groups 
still sacriGce good music for 
lots of noise, but of the people 
whom one can consider rejJly 
versatile musicians, such as 
Hendrix was, not very many 
have continued to produce big, 
thick, maishmallowy music. 

Eric Clapton 

Led Zepplin did a turnabout 
on their last album by having 
one side of it accoustic instead 
of electric and people started 
saying, "Woe, why didn't they 
do this before?" And so the 
rock music scene settled down. 

Anyhow, back to our story. 
It seem this group Cream had a 
lead guitarist named Eric 
Clapton, Among the real 
experts in the field of rock, 
tills rang a bell somewhere. 
They searched the cobwebbed 
comers of their brains, and 
their record shelves, and 
brought forth old 
Bluesbreakeis albums and old 
Yardbirds albums. And so the 
name of Eric Clapton became 

Cream moseyed along, 
adding hundreds of watts to 
their own compositions 
(remember Sunshine of Your 
Love?") and those of some 

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old bluesmen (Willie Dixon is a 
notable example). At the end 
of their short career, on their 
last album with new material 
("Goodbye"), there was 
something there, somethmg 
starting with a song called 
"Badge". It DID something. 

Well, Cream broke up, and 
immediately Clapton and 
Ginger Baker formed, with 
Stevie Wnwood and Rick 
Grech, the shortest-lived 
Supergroup of rock history. 
Blind Faith. Here, Clapton 
seemed somewhat stifled by 
the brilliance of Winwood, just 
coming from Traffic. He wrote 
one song ("Presence of the 
Lord"), which was not one of 
his best. Then, Blind Faith lost 
faith in itself and died . People 
listened toBlind Faith, but found 
that old grandeur of wattage 
that was cream was missing. 
Blind Faith was a quiet album, 

Meanwhile, Clapton was 
running around behind the 
scenes, doing little things for 
various people. This ran all the 
way from philosophizing -on 
the mother's "We're Only in it 
for the Money" to being the 
featured guest artist on 
Delaney and Bonnie's "On 
Tour" album. Here, again, 
Clapton emerged. He played 
lead guitar for a lot of rhythm 
and blues on the album, and, 
together with Bonnie Bramlett. 
he composed a song, "Coming 
Home," which has turned out 
to be the most played and 
most mentioned song on the 

Delaney and Bonnie were a 
whole new world for rock 
music. They brought together a 
large number of giants of rock, 
lliev included Dave Mason, of 
the old Traffic. Anyway, thi^. 
is off the subject. I'll tell you 
about Delaney and Bonnie and 
the Roach Theory of the Di = 
rection of Rock Music some 
other time, kiddies. 

After Clapton had helped 
Delaney and Bonnie out for 
awhile, he helped another of 
their group, Leon Russell, a 
towering songwriter, produce 
his album (whicy by the way 
was the first album produced 
on the Stones' record label, 
Shelter Records). After this, 
Clapton and one of D & B's 
vocalists, Rita CooUdge, 
wandered into Steve Still's 
album. From here, Clapton 
wandered onto George 
Harrison's album "All Things 
Must Pass." At the same time 
that all this was happening, 
and it did all happen at once, 
within the course of a few 
months, Dave Mason came out 


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and John Shyre. Shown above left to right: H. Jones Baker Hi, Joel Elins , 
and Jodi Katz, three of the seven member cast. 

with "Alone Together" which 
mcluded Delaney and Bonnie 
and a large amount of their 
friends; AND, finally, Eric 
Clapton's album, the title being 
simply his name, containing, 
once again, the entirety of 
Delaney and Bonnie and 
Friends. But, the weird thing 
was, nobody paid much 
attention, Clayton had been 
lost in the shuffle, way back at 
Blind Faith, and only the real 
Claptonian Cult got really 
excited about that album. 
People were tired of the 
Delaney and Bonnie albums 
which came out under so many 
different names. 

So, here we are: Clapton 
and friends, all of whom want 
to do something different. So 
Clapton lets them go, without 
following this time. And three 
of the Delaney and Bonnie 
group decided to stay with 
Clapton: Bobby Whitlock, who 
plays keyboard, acoustic 
guitar, and sings; Jimi 6rdon, 
who plays percussion and 
piano; and Cari Radle, who 
plays bass. To these four came 
Duane Allman 'Yes, kiddies, 
he's one of the Allman 
Brothers), to play another set 
of guitars. 

Result: "Layla and other 
assorted love son^ by Derek 
and the Dominos. " A two 
record set ( if you will) that's 
worth the outrageous price. 

Side one's outstanding song 
is "Bell Bottom Blues," a sort 
of pleading song, a little 
misty-eyed at the beginning, 
but quickly fixed by the 
entrance of Clapton's guitar. 
This song goes through several 
moods, all of which are well 
done, from the angry chorus to 
the pleading sound of 
Clapton's guitar at some 
points. All together, the song is 
tight, Clapton never wanders 
very farm from the rhythm and 
melody line. 

The next song on side one is 
"Keep on Growing." It has a 

really neat introduction which 
I guess could be described as 
funky. It's tighter and faster 
than "Bell Bottom Blues." It 
stays on one level, with a very 
solid beat supplied by Gordon. 
It sounds like it could be an 
instrumental at the beginning, 
tiien turns into a song. It has a 
grand sound. It sounds like a 
song of the latter part of the 
sixties ("66 or '67), only better, 
due to the accomplishment of 
the artists. The rhythm is 
constant and solid, of^t by 
the improvisation of Clapton. 
It's a happy song. 

This side of the album is 
closed with a really nice 
version of Jimmie Cox's 
"Nodody Knows You When 
You're Down and Out." It's a 
traditional ver^on , but very 

Side Two opens with "I am 
Yours," which doesn't sound 
at all like Clapton, although he 
and someone named Nizami 
wrote it. The song displays 
another facet of Clapton's 
amazingly good voice which 
nobody seemed to notice 
before. It's good if you like 
some almost nightclub - type 

Next comes "Anyday," one 
of the album's best. It's a loud 
song, teeming with elation. 
This you can guess as soon as 
the song begins. Whitlock does 
some nice organ work here, 
adding immensely to the 
melody. When the song ends, 
you wish it would continue its 
orgy of sound for another six 
minutes and thirty-seven 

"We'll skip the next song, 
"Key to the Highway," and 
move to Side Three. Not that 
this is a bad song. But you 
already know about highway 
boogie. Just listen and see how 
good Clapton is. 

Side Three opens with 
another Clapton and Whitlock 
song, "Tell the Truth." It 
opens with a really "cute" few 


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notes, an earthy grunt, and the 
song. Again, it's a traditional 
sounding song that is very 
good. It's a lot of fun. 

"Why Does Love Got to Be 
So Sad?" comes next. It 
achieves more distance 
between the performers and 
the listener, moves very fast, 
and reeks of Delaney and 
Bonnie. It, again, is written by 
Clapton and Whitlock. Clapton 
does some mighty fast pickin' 
here. Towards the end, 
strangely enough, the song 
starts to sound like the 
Jefferson Airplane. 

The last of Side Three is 

Billy Miles' "Have You Ever 

Loved a Woman," a good 

example of Uie blues from 

which Clapton got his start. 

Side Four opens with a 
completely unique version of 
Hendrix's "Little Wing," from 
his "Axia: Bold as Love" 
album. It is almost 
unrecognizable. But then again, 
it merely pomts out the 
tremendous difference between 
the styles of the two guitarists 
(who was it that said rock 
music all sounds alike?). The 
guitar is very high and clear, 
and very loud. 

The third song on Side Four 
is the title song, and, I think, 
the best It just has something 
that I really like in a song. It 
opens with a seven note theme 
which runs through the whole 
song, disappearing at times and 
then reappearing to introduce 
the chorus. Again, the Guitar 
floats above the voice, in the 
choriis especially, forcing 
elation through the very 
ordinary 1950's lyrics. Clapton 
and Jim Gordon wrote this 
one. So, you cruise along 
through the song, and then 
suddenly, like a Nabokov 
novel, you stop, and the whole 
mood changes. Bobby 
Whitlock comes in on piano, 
euid he and Clapton do a duet, 
very rhythmically, exploring 
the possibilities of variation. 
And so the song winds to an 

So now, at last, "To Tell the 
Truth" is over, and Real Eric 
Clapton has stood up. He has 
emerged as what we all thought 
he was, but were afraid to say, 
way back there at the Cream 
stage : a great songwriter, 
guitarist, and vocalist. Eric 
Clapton has come into his own. 
I didn't realize this until a 
friend played the album for 
me, and so now I'm telling 
you. Buy, borrow, or steal a 
copy, sit down for awhile, turn 
your stereo up, and witness ttie 
birth of Eric Clapton. 






ALL-ELM Basketball Teams 

"A" League 

BobOrr - Little Fred 
George Henckel - KA 
Charley Collins - Lambda Chi 
Steve Newhard - Lamda Chi 
Dave Knowles - KA 






"B" League 

Guard: Bob Danner - Red Fred 

Guard: Chuck Johnson - Doo Birds 

Center: Bob Maskrey ■ ReRuns 

Forward; Paul Sheperd - Magicians 

Forward: Glenn Dryden ■ Red Fred 

College Ski Club 
Active on Slopes 

Despite much argument and 
many ingenious plans, the 
Washington College Ski 
Association returned Crora 
their semester break ski trip. 
The skiers arrived in South 
Strafford, Vermont on Sunday 
and be grudgingly left the 
following Saturday. TOe week 
was spent trying to ski as much 
of Killington ski area as 

The first day of skiing 
revealed skiers in classes 
ranging from beginner to 
expert. Snow fell all of 
Tuesday and Thursday with 
Wednreday having the only bad 
conditions of a wind chill at 
approximately -90. Killington's 
45 slopes and trails still got 
good coverage by the W.C.S.A. 
as most of the complex was 
covered each day. Despite the 
size of the area, the members 
usually skied in groups of 
comparative skill and 
criss-crossed each other all day 
long. Nights meant cards, 
carroms, tobogganing, and 
much talk of the day's 
adventures and escapades. 
Another day of skiing ahead 
sent most to bed by 11:00 

The Association is still on 
the move. They are now 
booking two movies from one 
of the leading ski 
manufacturers and have taken 
two day trips to areas in 
southern Pennsylvania. This 
past weekend the group spent 
two days skiing at Camelback 
Ski Area in upper Pa. The 
conditions were excellent 
spring snow and few people. 
Tbe area had more than 
enough base to accommodate 
the 40 degree temperature 
which was perfect for the 

picnic lunch in front of the 


Another trip is now in the 

planning, this time to Laurel 

Mountain in western Pa. New 

members, beginner or expert, 
are invited to the meetings on 
Thursdays at 7:30 in Hynson 
Lounge, Skoal. 

to Travel 
to Tourney 

Washington College's 
wrestling team, which 
concluded the regular season 
last Wednesday with a 
tough-luck 21 to 25 setback 
from Wagner College, will send 
seven grapplers to the 
Mason-Dixon Championships 
this weekend at Gallaudet 

Defending unlimited 
champion senior Rick 
Holloway and junior captain 
Roger Stenersen at 190-pound 
lead the Shore contingent. 
Holloway won six times, lost 
twice and drew once in ten 
matches during the campaign, 
while Stenersen was brilliant, 
winning eight and drawing 
once in ten matches. 

Coach Bob Pritzlaff is also 
taking sophomore Martin 
Winder (5-5) at 118, junior 
Ken Kiler (4-5) at either 134 or 
142, junior Chuck Vuolo 
(4-1-4), at 167 and junior Steve 
Golding (3-3) at 177 pounds. 

Sho' Quint 
Wins One 
Loses One 

Louis Young, Washington 
College's sterling sophomore 
continued his silver plated play 
during the week, despite two 
defeats in three games for the 
Shore cagers. 

The leading rebounderin the 
southern division of the Middle 
Atlantic Conference continued 
his standout play in that 
department while raising his 
scoring average to 17.3 with a 
pair of 20-plus games and a 21 
marker clip for the three 
contests. Young is fifth in 
MAC scoring with a 18.0 

Young's 17 points and 
freshman Mike Slagle's 15 
tallies were the bright spots in 
a 89-to-64 loss at Franklin and 
Marshall College last Tuesday. 

The Shore quint bounced 
back Friday against Gallaudet, 
taking the Bisons by "the 
horns" for the eighth straight 
time in a 78 to 59 laugher. 
Young's 21 point performance 
was one more than Ricky 
Turner's role as junior John 
Dickson and freshman Kirby 
Pines chipped in with 13 and 
12 markers, respectively. 
Young vacuumed both 
backboards for 22 rebounds. 

An atrocious four minute 
cold spell when they couldn't 
fetch a bucket sent the 
Shoremen to an 86-74 

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You Only Live Twice 

% Sun. - Tubs. 

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Thurs Wed. 
Brewster McCloud 

Freshman guard, Mike Stage, goes up for a shot in 
action against Lycoming. Lycoming won the game, 

humbling against Lycoming 
College and before a 
Washington's Birthday 
weekend crowd Saturday. 

Trailing by two at 
intermission Washington 
couldn't buy a field goal after a 
58-58 deadlock at the second 
halFs 10 minute mark and 
trailed 58-70 four and a half 
minutes later. The Warriors 

maintained their edge despite 
23 points by Young and 22 
more from Turner. 

Washington concludes the 
cage campaign this week. The 
Shoremen play Towson State 
away Wednesday night and end 
the season Saturday evening at 
Homewood against Johns 

Middle Atlantic Conference 

Scoring and Rebounding Leaders 






Rick Miceli, Swarthmore 10 82 65 



Don Johnson, Lebanon Valley 11 92 57 



Wally Rice, PMC 13 116 45 



Bob McClure, Muhlenberg 11 71 79 



Louis Young, Washington 10 70 40 



Frank Scagliotti, Muhlenberg 11 69 55 



Jan Kapcala, Moravian 11 61 50 



Gary Handleman, Johns Hopkins 8 50 32 



Jay Haines, Muhlenberg 11 76 26 



Mike Kohan, Moravian 14 71 33 





Louis Young, Washington 10 



James Clymer, Swarthmore 10 



Bob Stark, Morgavian 15 



Steve Mellini, Lebanon Valley 11 



Terry Pledger, Haverford 7 



Joe Kelly, PMC 13 



Bob McClure, Muhlenberg 1 1 



Mike Kapcala, Moravian 11 




Elm-Pegasus Film Series: 






Sunday, February 28 

Tawes Theater 




Don Kelly 



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Chestertown, Md. 




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Friday, March 5, 1971 No. 15 

To Talk 

On Friday, March 5, at 8:00 
p.m., Rennie Davis, one of the 
Chicago Eight, wilt give a 
lecture. This will be part of the 
SGA-sponsored Civil Liberties 
Lecture Series. 

Rennie Davis, 29, was born 
in Lansing, Michigan and was 
among the early student 
activists of the Sixties, having 
organized a student political 
party at Oberiin College and 
contending within the National 
Student Association for 
resolutions on civil rights, 
armaments and other 
controversial political issues. 

He received an A. B. Degree 
from Oberiin College in 1962. 
a masters degree from the 
University of Illinois in 1963 
and attended graduate school 
at the University of Michigan 
from 1963 to 1965. 

Davis was one of the 
original founders of SDS; and 
was the chief organizer and 
administrator of the ten 
Economic Research and Action 
Projects (ERAP), working 
subsequently for two years in 
JOIN community union, the 
Chicago project. 

Davis visited Hanoi in 
October. 1967 while North 
Vietnam was under intense U. 
S. bombardment and returned 
to deliver a first hand report to 
the thousands assembled at the 
Pentagon. Reports of his visit 
were also published in local 
Chicago papers, and an 
extensive series of interviews 
appeared in the CHICAGO 

He subsequently joined the 
National Mobilization 
Committee to End the War in 
Vietnam as a field coordinator, 
directing a program to organize 
anti-war movements at military 


College To Grow 

To Over 700 Students 

Plans are underway now for 
the College to expand to 750 
students by next year. The 
administration expects to be 
able to reach this figure. 
However, despite applications 
being ahead of last year, 
neither Dean Seager or 
admissions expects to realize 
this figure by next year. At the 
most, the College would 
expand to 725 students. 

Due to the planned 
expansion, there will be a dorm 
shortage. There is enough space 
now for 674 students, if 
Richmond House, the 
Admissions Office, and 

Student Affairs Office are 
converted to dorms. Student 
Affairs and Admissions would 
then be moved to Bunting, 
where a $271,000 renovation is 

No way to delay, that trouble coming everyday. 

Drama Dept. Debuts 
'USA' Next Thursday 

bases (Summer of Support, 
anti-warcoffee houses). Davis 
was a co-project director of 
National Mobilization's 
Democratic Convention 
demonstrations and served as 
the National Coordinator of 
the Mobilization sponsored 
Nbton Counter-Inauguration. 

In November. 1968, he was 
subpoenaed by HUAC in 
conjunction with that 
Committee's hearings on the 
Convention disorders. 

He rer^ntlv returned from a 
second v Hanoi where he 

was instumental in gaining the 
release of three American 
pilots from North Vietnamese 
prison camps. Davis is 
presently National Coordinator 
of the New Mobilization 
Committee to End the War in 
Vietnam. Since his indictment, 
he has put together a Chicago 
staff to prepare a legal defense 
tor the Conspiracy and a 
political counter-offensive to 
coincide with the trial. 

Students Attend 
Boatwright Festival 

The Boatwright Literary 
Festival is over. Everyone has 
gone home, the muse 
dispersed, and the prosaic talk 
of books and writing will wait 
for another festival year, or 
more probably, the drop of a 
hat. Some lovely phrase of 
settling dust and we shall meet 
again ought to finisli it off. 

The Festival offered 
numerous attractions-they 
sent out a brochure. In quick 
journalistic terms I remember 
them as John Chiardi, editor of 
the Saturday Review, poet, 
BEEG literary figure; R. V. 
Casil, editor and creative 
writing teacher at Brown 
University; Anthony Burgess, 
novelist and scholar, Sylvia 

Wilkinson, poet; Jim 
Whitehead, a big well-read boy 
from Mississippi; Miller 
Williams, a poet and creative 
writing teacher at Arkansas, 
and of course our Mr. Robert 
Day, who needs no 

In the imagination of the 
young writers involved, there 
would be genu ine 
opportunities; serious talk, 
generous wise authors, the 
hospitality of a southern 
R ichmond, Virginia, and 
overall, a great bachanalia of 
creative lore. All of these 

Here the imagination falls 

(Continued On Page 2) 

On March 11, 12, and 13, 
the Drama Department of 
Washington College will 

present U- S. A., a dramatic 
review by John Dos Passos and 
Paul Shyre, based on the novel 

by John Dos Passos. Mr. 
Timothy B. Maloney is 
directing this exciting play 
about America in the first third 

of the twentieth century; and 
he has employed music, slides 
and film to make the 
performance more vivid. 

It is the story of J. Ward 
Morehouse, born on the 
Fourth of July in 1901, who 

falls in love with a beautiful 
rich girl and works his way to 
the top of the heap. 

Interwoven are the headlines 
and the celebrities of the times 
who gave life its impetus: 

Henry Ford, Rudolph 
Valentino, Eugene Debs, the 

Wright Brothers, Isadora 
Duncan, and all the rest. It is a 

striking panorama of an era; a 
masterful use of biography, 
news and fiction. 

The cast of this production 
includes: David Ripley, Ca. 

Mutton, H. Jones Baker UI, 
Joel Elins, Judi Katz, Pamela 
Locker, and Gene Thornton. 

The set was designed by Mr. H, 
Paul Mazer; the stage manager 
and technical director is Paul 

Eldridge; the master electrician 
is Meg German; and the 
choreographer is Jan Finley. 

planned to be completed by 
August 1, 1971. In addition, 
the use of Off-Campus housing 
would have to be greatly 
increased to meet the demand. 

There is also hope of 
expanding to 900, without an 
increase in faculty and then 
eventually, in the next five 
years, to 1,200-1,500. This 
increased expansion would 
hopefully put the College on a 
more sound economic basis 
with a faculty/student ratio 
increase from the present 1:13 
to around 1:15, the figure 
most private institutions are 
aiming at. The College is now 
spending $460 per course per 
student compared with an 
average of $263 among those 
colleges with enrollments of 

The expansion to 900 
students without an increase in 
faculty could be accomphshed 
by admitting more Science and 
Foreign majors as Dr. Francis 
hopes. This at the moment 
seems highly unlikely, and thus 
an increase to 900 students 
would result in a decUne in 
admission standards and 
crowded class rooms. In 
addition. Dean Seager feels 
that courses with fewer than 
10 students would have to be 

Along with any expansion 
there would also have to be an 
increase in facilities. A new 
dorm is now hoped for. The 
dining hall and Miller Library 
are estimated to be able to 
handle from 900-1000 
students. Class room facilities 
are considered adequate. The 
Book Store would be expanded 
and there are plans in progress 
now to expand and revamp the 
Student Union Building. 


Candidates for the 
Editorship of the Washington 
ELM should submit a letter of 
application to Timothy 
Maloney by March 12th, 
Previous newspaper experience 
is preferred, but not necessarily 
on the ELM. 

Ca Hutton and DAvid Ripley appear in 'USA '. 

The Washington Elm 

Friday, March 5. 1971 

You Can Win 

Bill Pacula observes Power Failure. 

Students Attend Literary Conference 

(Continued From Page 1) 

awry and there is the actual 
festival itself. Boatwright was 
held at Richmond University, a 
private, heavily endowed 
instituion. The President of 
Richmond University, 
impressed by the now 
perjurative tenn "festival" 
declared no person attending 
the weeklong event would be 
given campus housing. No 

I remember the pleasant 
warmth of that campus, the 
ROTC marches in the 
afternoon, the plaid skirts, 
knee socks, and sleek shiny 
vinyl of fraternity jackets. The 
twin hills of boys and girls 
dorms separated by a muddy 
germ mfested lake and realize 
he is correct. It would be 
horrible, most di^usting! 

I can't get that lake out of 
my mind. They say if you fall 
in this lake at Richmond 
University you will get ^inal 
menigitis. They have built a 
bridge over it, however. It is a 
rather good bridge, without 
troUs or campus police-and 
available at all hours. My first 
night in Richmond I made 
several belated trips across that 
bridge and all of us together 

Elm Staff 

The ELM is published weekly 
through the academic year except 
during official recesses and exam per- 
iods by the students of Washinelon 
College. The opinions expressed by 
the edilohal board of the ELM do 
not necessarily represent those of 
the College. Subscription price: 
$7.50 per yeai alumni: SS.OO per 
year other than alumni. Published by 
Washington College, Cheslertown 
MaiyUnd. Second class post^ 
paid at CentieviUe, Maryland. 

Editor W. D. Prettvman '71 

Publications Editor R. Peddicord '71 
Managing Editor . . £. Danncr '7j 

Associate Editor D. Roach '71 

Business Managei. . . . E. SheUey "72 

Sports G. Anderson '72 

PatUKS . . . . D. Bcaudouin '73 

Newt C. Denlon '73 

GicuUtion L. Alteri '73 

Photo^phy P. G Nickel "73 

AdvertiHRg U. Goldstein '73 

Publications. . . .M. J. Eavenson '73 
Typing , . . . M. R. Yoe '73 

must have crossed it many, 
many time. 

1 remember most clearly the 
parties and personages of the 
Boatwright Literary Festival. 

In my angry young 
imagination I have often 
thought of meeting Johnny 
Unitas, drunk in an alley, who 
grovelling through cinders and 
old cabbage would grab my teg 
and spit out some disgusting 
secret behind his wholesome 
public life. It is a fine 
indictment of America's heroes 
and I like it a lot. By way of 
analogy I imagine at the same 
time some meeting with a 
writer, a man who has lived by 
his wits and can call himself an 
"artist.'^' I respect writers a 
great deal and anyway they are 
very fashionable these days. 
It's hard to admit what I think 
he would turn out to be. 
Probably as inhuman as the 
heroes we imagined on the 

backs of baseball cards. 
Suppose we imagine him tis a 
man of sensibility. I read that 
somewhere and it's a 

So I run mto John Chiardi 
in his Holiday Inn hotel room. 
John was a little surprised to 
see me as 1 busted through bis 
doorway by mistake with a 
grin and a six-pack of beer in 
my hand. He's standing there 
inside the cardboard and glass 
walls, ugly and fat and drunk. 

"I got the wrong room," I 

"Heh. Heh. Oink." 


Next door, i make it inside 
the correct room. "Who's the 
guy next door?" I ask. "He 
looks like he got beat with a 
stick . . ." 

"That's John Chiardi." 

John Chiardi! Oh thrill! 
Embarrassment! . . .Crap! 

"That's John Chiardi? 
Translator of Dante? Naw!" 

"That's John Chiardi." 

That was John Chiardi. 

The parties: Jim Dissette 
didn't make it with one ghl the 
whole week. Dave Beaudoin 
thought it was wretched, I 
went to one party only and 
didn't have a good time. 

The parties were actually 
the highlight. Everyone was so 
polite. Potato chips and scotch 
were served, always with a 
smile. All parties were held at 
the house of Richmond 
University's English faculty. 
Everyone was so polite. It was 
an opporunity to rub shoulders 
with all sorts of people in such 
an atmosphere, books 
everywhere, whole walls of 
books with titles like Why the 
South Won the Civil War and 
Boatwright Beats the Tanks 
and The Confederate General 
from Big Sur Thousands of 
books, everywhere, with dust 
and bookworms fighting over 
their yellow parched pages. 
Everyone was so polite. 

There was the night a man 
looked Danny Williams and 
Scott Woolover in the eyes as 
they were about to enter the 
household of a party and asked 
them if they could enter 
around back, please, through 
the servants' quarters. 

Everyone was so polite. 


by Capt. January 

The Grand Jury, under ideal 
circumstances, is the most 
powerful investigating body in 
American Jurispmdence. When 
conducted by an overzealous 
prosecutor, it Is America's 
answer to the Inquisition. 

John Dominick 


f irst--verdict 


"You're under arrest." The 
cops escort you out of your 
room and outside to the police 
car where you'll be taken 
downtown to be booked. 
Meanwhile, your fevered brain 
is entertaining fantasies of 
James Cagney prison flicks. So 
alright-freak freely on your 
own time. But when the long 
arm of the law sez "Gotcha!", 
save yourself a teenage identity 
crisis and remember these 
handy-dandy doodads. 

Most importantly, keep yer 
flap shut. Answer no questions 
other than name, rank and 
cereal number. Cops sometimes 
have these strange memory 
lapses and forget to inform you 
of your rights atorehand. 
Down at the station {where 
you'll be printed and asked 
your name, address, etc.), 
you'll be allowed ONE phone 
have the name of a good 
criminal lawyer engraved in 
your head. (If you don't, now 
call the local Bar Association 
and they'll refer you to one.) 
Call the dude, telling him 
whatsa happening and where 
you are. Be sure to also give 
him a Ust of your friends who 
can raise bail money. After the 
call, just sit tight and don't 
open your mouth to the boys 
in blue. 

Your arraigrmient will be 
within 24 hours, where the 

Dateline: SGA 

The SGA meeting of 
March first involved several 
new developments in some old 
affairs, as well as several new 
events which seem 

A representative of the 
Academic Council reported 
that an Art Major has been 
introduced here, and that it 
now consists of six courses. 
Also, the English Department 
has introduced a new course, 
English 413: Yeats and Joyce. 

The Student Affairs Office 
reported that all students 
wishing to live off campus next 
year should stop by the 
Student Affairs Office and sign 
a sheet so that the office can 
have an idea of how many 
students to expect to live off 
campus. It was also mentioned 
that the Student Affairs Office 
is trying to make up a list of 
available housing. 

Mr. Heller reported that the 

mm lias been seni lo New 
York for fmal processing and it 
will be returned and shown to 
the students in the near future. 
Heller added that this is being 
paid for by the College. 

Mention was made of the 
possibility of getting the 
touring troupe that is currently 
doing "Jesus Christ: Superstar" 
to come here. The cost would 
be $5,000, seating at $5.00 per 
seat would come to $3,000, 
the drama department is 
willing to give $1,000, and the 
remaining amount would have 
to be raised by students. All 
students that are interested 
should see Hilary Parkinson. 

The three hill dorms were 
given $120 for a large feast to 
be given April 17, and to be 
open, free of charge, to the 
entire campus. 

The Spanish Club was given 

The meeting was adjourned 
at approximately 9:00. 

judge will read you what 
you're chained with, inform 
you of your rights, and set bail. 
Shority after this, Freddy Fed 
should saunter into your cell 
and lay the following riff on 
you. "Kid, y'know itil go 
easier on you if you'll work for 
us." Tell him politely to take 
his work home with him. Sic 
semper finkus. The Law won't 
think any less of you for 
refusing him. 

When you get out on bail, 
do NOT, under any 
circumstances, split. Instead, 
go talk truth with your lawyer. 
Open up and let him in; he's 
the best friend you've got at 
that point. Your iaviryer will 
usually cry to work out a 
"pre-trial agreement" with the 
D. A., whereby your charges 
will be reduced to a 
misdemeanor if you'll plead 
guilty. Don't fight this. 
Discretion is the better part of 

When you're actually 
testifying in court, an 
important phrase to remember 
is, "I refuse to answer on the 
grounds that it may 
incriminate me." Thass right, 
kids-the good ol' Fifth 
Amendment. And since you 
probably have only a 
smattering of legal lore, it's a 
good idea to retain a lawyer on 
all cross-examination 
questions. Otherwise the 
Prosecution' II lead you on past 
"the point of no return", as far 
as the Fifth goes. You will have 
unconsciously waived your 
right to the Fifth by opening 
up a line of questioning for the 
D. A. Then it's ail over, baby 
blue. Youll be forced to tell 
all, or else be held in contempt 
of court. 

All in all, one should take 
their day in court very 
seriously. Pained expressions, 
piteous remarks, and hysterical 
sobbings help, "For mercy has 
a human heart, pity the human 
face.." Y'dig? 

Letter to 
the Editor 

To the Editor: 

I would like to commend 
Mr. Wentzel for his brilliant 
inovation concerning last year's 
Pegasus. Since the nature of a 
yearbook is basically nostalgic, 
it seems unnecessary that such 
a book be received so soon 
after graduation. The memories 
of the year still remain vivid at 
that time, and there is little 
need to have them stimulated. 
However, as things fade and are 
forgotten, the use of a 
yearbook becomes appeirent. 
Thus, receiving the yearbook a 
year or more after graduation 
provides an added advantage. 
Instead of being just a dust 
collector on your bookshelf, 
only to be dragged out for 
reunions, it becomes a fecial 
occasion when it's received. We 
should thank Mr. Wentzel (and 
his staff) for providing such an 
uplift in an otherwise 
depressing existence in the 
"real world." 

Clint Weimeister '70 

Friday, March 5, 1971 

The Washington Elm 

Page 3 

:2i;ii isi 


Zeta Pledges 

Sorority Pledges 

Zeta: Standing, R. to r.: F. Kelly, A. Thompson, 
S. Florian, B. House, G. Williams, C. Gratz, W. 
Bartlett, S. Blevin. Sitting, I to r.: K. MacDougal, M. 
Bocchese, C. Behn, S. Whitelock, K. Burgess, A. 
Yannon, T. Benson. 

AOP: Standing I. to r.: C. Butkus, L. Tice, M. 
Stroll, C. Fischer Sitting,.! to r: L. Kiselik, J. Finley, 
J. McKay, R. Bocchese. , . 

Alpha Chi: Standing, L. to r.: M. Meade, D. 
Martin, C. Emory, H. Hutton, K. Weyland, C. 
Dirschaear, S. Wohlschlegel. Sitting, I. to r.: B. 
Nurenberg, D. Grumbine, S. Richter, P. Jordan, P. 
Perry, A. Haskins. Missing: P. Bendiner, G. Johnson, 
G. Anderson. 

Susan Huck Lecture 

A Sincere Citizen's Opinion 

a politician is an arse upon 

which everyone has sat except 

a man 

e.e. cummings 

The politically disoriented 
student body of Washington 
College was taught the 
Nebulous Theory of "Where 
it's at" in the international 
conspiracy field on Thursday, 
February 25 by Dr. Susan 
Huck. As Dr. Huck ^oke it 
was easy to see that the 
ordinary student was much 
impressed with the depth of 
her knowledge. The witty 
repartee combined with the 
rape (as opposed to 
uncovering) of facts that could 
spare all of us from the torture 
of a pinko-commie-rusky-lib- 
eral-american take-over and 
dictatorship made the evening 
quite enjoyable and the 
probable hit of the Washington 
Ck)llege social season. 

Dr. Huck, gave us the 
top-secret information that 
exposes 1450 prominent 
Americans as members of a 
monolithic organization that is 
manipulating us through the 
media into eventual 
enslavement. This information 
was nothing new to those of us 
who've read the entire Captain 

A m erica comic book 
series-because more than once 
the good captain has overcome 
the commies and their plots for 
world conquest and he could 
certainly handle a handful of 
"flaming liberals." 

Although the lecture was 
quite entertaining I couldn't 
stop my mind from straying: 
one girl walked in with a 
simply beautiful fur coat and 
when 1 got back to Dr. Huck 
she was insisting that the C. I. 
A. has the "trots" or 
something else just as 
disagreeable. It is evidently 
very bad in Washington 
because Dr. Huck said, "They 
don't know where to shovel 
it." Certainly, it seems as 
though faulty plumbing is a 
much greater threat than those 
filthy Commies could ever be. 
Dr. Huck related morcof the 
facts behind the plot and then 
said, "If this vras the Birch 
Society you'd be in an 
uproar." I was, to say the least, 
remarkably insulted by a 
statement of that nature and I 
think the rest of the 
Washington College students 
were, too. After all, why 
should a lady be standing right 
in front of us telling us about a 
Commie conspiracy when none 

Alpha Chi Pledges 

AOP I Pledges 

Anti-War Action scheduled for Washington, D. C, the 
first week in May is now the focal point of the entire 
Movement. Virtually every politically oriented group 
in the Country to the left of Louis XIV is involved in 
the planning for what will undoubtedly be the most 
significant anti-war action in American history. 

A number of historians, economists, journalists, 
and peace movement organizers whose work has kept 
them in close touch with developments in the 
Indochina war are available NOW to speak on the 
War, the peace movement, and the May Action. All of 
the speakers take the view that America is, in fact, 
increasing, rather than "winding down" its 
commitnr>ent in Indochina. They believe it is 
dangerous as well as inaccurate to treat the war as a 
"dead issue." 

by Will B. Patriotic 

of the toilets work in our 
nation's capitol. Truly, all the 
students were in an uproar 
about this evidently faulty 
arrangement of priorities. 

Dr. Huck's next step was to 
vehemently accuse Milton 
Bradley of being a member of 
the Commie conspiracy. I was 
quite indignant and was primed 
for jumping to my feet and 
shouting that even though Mr. 
Bradley did bring out the 
Monopoly Game, I am sure he 
is a great American in his own 
right, when Dr. Huck began on 
another totally distasteful 
subject: the international 
expectorate. Fortunately, she 
was definitely against that 
genre of flithiness which leads 
me to wonder why those 
bureaucratic Johns haven't 
been repaired. 

The lecture was getting 
intense when i began picking 
my ear and I noticed that 
somehow 1 had dropped 
stewed tomatoes onto my 
trousers. The next thing 1 
knew, Dr. Huck was attacking 
bilinguals with all the 
vehemence she could muster, 
"A lot of these people talk a 
lot like Russians; I think they 
scare the Russians," she said. I 
was beginning to doubt the 
validity of her argument 
because no native Russian 
would be frightened by 
someone trying to pick up that 
Slavic tongue as a second 
language. But Dr. Huck quickly 
restored my faith by saying 
that the Boy Scouts are 
involved in this conspiracy. I've 
always known that 
scoutmasters teach the finer 
points of masturbation and I've 
always expected that they were 
tied in with the Commies, 
knowing they were founded by 
a foreigner. Certainly, a 
corrupt and decadent 

socialistic organization like the 
Scouts should be disbanded 
immediately before our great 
nation is faced with a massive 
out-pouring of hairy-palmed 
teenagers. We have enough long 
hair on young men's heads; 
let's work together in the 
American way to try to keep it 
from the hands of our youth. 

Dr. Huck then announced, 
"This is the last little horror I 
have." Since there were no 
children standing about, I 
decided that she must be 
reaching her fmal point. In a 
climactic warning she told us 
to beware of such men as 
Hubert Humphrey. 1 take 
exception to that comment. 
Someone as cute as Mr. 
Humphrey could never be 
i nvolved with ugly 
un-American people and 
weirdos who don't like apple 
pie or rainwater and pure grain 


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Friday, March 5, 1971 



HoUoway Takes Second 
at M-D Championships 

Washington College, having 
finished Its star-crossed fourth 
wrestling season at 4-6, sent six 
representatives to the 
Mason- Dixon wrestling 
tournament at Gallaudet 
College last weekend. 

At 118, Marty Winder drew 
the eventual champion, 
Shelsby of Loyola, in the first 
round and was pinned in 1:50. 
In the consolati on tnatchWind- 
er came from behind to ' tie the 
match at 4-4 at the end of 
regulation time. The tie 
necessitated an overtime period 
in which Winder won on a 
referre's decision. !n the finals 
Winder lost giving him a fourth 
in the tournament. 

At 142, Ken Kiler wrestling 
out of his weight class was 
eliminated in the opening 
round while Steve Golding lost 
in the ope ling round to Dick 
Scmertzler of Western 
Maryland, two time M-D 

Roger Stenersen took third 

place at 190 pounds by 
winning both his consolation 
bouts after losing in the 
opening round to another 
eventual champ. Stenersen, 
who took third last year 
behind Rich Garr of Loyola, 
came back this year to edge 
Garr, 6-5, in the consolation 

Rick HoUoway lost his 
Mason - Dbcon heavyweight 
crown when he was pinned in 
the final seconds of the 
championship match by AI 
Phillips or Towson. This was 
the same Phillips whom Tiny 
had defeated in the finals of 
last year's tournament. On his 
way to his second place finish. 
Tiny pinned both his 

Overall, Washington scored 
nineteen points giving the 
Shoremen a seventh out of 
nine places. For the second 
year in a row Western 
Maryland took the 

Marty Winder appears to have the 
upper hand over his opponent in the 

M-D wrestling tournament. Marty 
placed fourth in the tournament 

Lacrosse Greats to Return; 
Pritzlaff to hold Stick Clinic 

With some of the all time 
great lacrosse players in 
Washington College history 
returning, the Washington 
College lacrosse team will play 
host to the Alumni this 
Saturday. Heading the list of 
standouts for the Alumni will 
be Joe Seivold, '58, the 
college's only two-time first 
team AU-American along with 
other All-Americans Jim 
Chalfant. Dave Svec and Dick 

Louck. In all a total of twenty- 
two should return for the 

Earlier that day Bob 
Pritzlaff will hold a lacrosse 
clinic. The cUnic will involve 
instruction, individual play, 
team play, and rules changes 
and interpretation. Attending 
the clinic will be high schools 
from the eastern shore with 
former Washington College 

Strokes prepare 
for Six Race Slate 

Assistant Coach Bob Pritzlaff points out a 
few things to his players in practice this past 
week. Pritzlaff has organized this week's 
lacrosse clinic. 

The crew began preparing 
for its six race schedule last 
Monday as two full eights hit 
the water. A total of 19 men 
came out on this first day's 
practice at which Coach Bob 
Neill announced his plans for 
the coming season. These plans 
centered around the status of 
the second boat as the first 
boat, which will be made up of 
essentially the same oarsmen as 
last fall's "maroon" boat, will 
compete in all races and 
regattas. Coach Neill 
armounced that the second 
boat will compete as a unit in 
the races which will be on the 
Chester River and travel to 
Washington to row against 

Phone 778-1575 

Thurs., Fri., Sat. 
March 4, 5, 6 
"Tarzan's Deadly Silence"| 
"Day of Anger" 
Sunday, Mon., Tues. 'i- 
March 7, 8, 9 
' "C, C and Company" ■ 

George Washington University 
and Howard University. 

As the crew begins this 
season several factors are 
unique. First, the crew is 
finally recognized as a varsity 
sport. Indirectly this has 
affected the schedule which 
now includes Howard, Geoi^e 
Washington, Williams, Virginia, 
and Temple. In addition the 
crew on the heels of an 
undefeated fall season, now has 
the potential to emerge as a 
true rowing power. 

Because of the competitive 
nature of trying to get a "seat" 
on the first boat, it is difficult 
to say who the starting boat 
will consist of. However, 
veterans Frank Iglehart, John 
Snyder, Parky Cann, Mike 
Harrison, Tom Washington, 
Pete Chekemain, Drew Horton, 
and Erik Ruark have a good 
shot at the starting eight. The 
cox's position is still up in the 

lacrosse greats providing the 

The Alumni game will be 
the first encounter for the 
stickmen as they are now 
preparing for a grueling 
fourteen game slate. Bolstered 
by the return of fifteen 
lettermen. Coaches Kelly and 
Pritzlaff are confident tor a 
winning season, and a return of 
the Strohbar Division 
championship to its rightful 
owner. Sophomore Tom 
George, second team 
All-Maryland, 17 goals • 12 
assists, senior Mark Svec, five 
goals- 19 assists, sophomore 
Tom Bortmes, 11 goals ■ two 
assists, 1970 scoring leaders, 
are all back. Themidfield corps 
is headed by juniors Pete 
Boggs, Mark Svec and Tom 
Murphy and sophomores Bob 
Shriver. Bob Bailey and Viet 
Nam veteran Pat Gray. 

The stickmen open the 
regular at North Carolina on 
March 20, with the first home 
game being on Thursday, 
April 1, against R. P. I. 

Flowers For 

'.All Octasiuns 


Qiatertownt Hd. 
Phone 776-2525 

Sports Quiz 

1. Who are the only two 
American League ^ortstops 
ever voted most valuable 

2. Notre Dame's gridders 
snapped Oklahoma's 47 game 
win streak in 1957 with a 7-0 
victory. Who was the halfback 
who later starred as a defensive 
back for the New York Giants, 
who scored the Irish TD. 

3. Ralph Houk dubbed his 
infield the "Five Million Dollar 
Infield" in 1962. Who 
comprised that pennant 
winning infield? 

4. Which former Washington 
College player holds the Middle 
Atlantic "most points scored in 
a game" record? How many 
points did he have. 

5. In December 1965 
Washington College was 
involved in a basketball game 
which set another MAC record. 
What was the record and what 
was the score of the game? 

6. Which Washington 
College coach participated in 
the O ly mpics? , _^ , ^ , ^ 



SPEAKS'SEP 88 1972 






Nolle to Speak on 
Middle East Peace 

Ambassador Richard H. 
Noite, executive director of the 
Institute of Current World 
Affairs, will speak here on 
"The Prospects for Peace in the 
Middle East", Thursday, March 
18 at 8 p.m. in Hynson 

As U. S. ambassador to the 
U. A. R., April-September 
1967, Mr. Nolte was this 
country's last ambassador to 
Egypt when relations between 
the two countries were broken 

A scholar on affairs of the 
troubled Middle East, Mr. 
Nolte earned an M. A. degree 
at Oxford University in 1954 
with graduate studies in 
modem Muslim law. Prior to 
that he was a Rhodes Scholar 
at Oxford, receiving a B. A. 
degree with high honors. He 
also earned A. B. and M. A. 
degrees from Yale University, 
and held a Fellowship of the 
Institute of Current World 
Affairs, 1948-1954. He was a 
U. S. Navy aviator during 
Worid War II. 

Mr. Nolte served as 
Associate for the Middle East 
with the American Universities 
Field SUff, 1954-1958; and he 
was Consultant and Assistant 
Director, Humanities, for the 
Rockefeller Foundation, 

He was named Executive 
Director of the Institute of 
Current World Affairs in 1959 
and, in 1965, also became 
Executive Secretary of the 
Alicia Patterson Fund. His 
managemen t o f the 
fellowship-granting programs, 
covering worldwide studies, of 
the two foundations involves 
careful selection of Fellows 
from a wide variety of 
disciplines and professions, 
continuous observation of their 
study in many parts of the 
world, and continuing 
association with them 
following completion of their 

Ambassador Nolte has 
written extensively on the 
Middle East for teamed 

journals including Foreign 
Affairs, The Yale Review, and 
Mid East. He was editor of The 
Modern Middle East (Atherton 
Press, 1963), and was a 
contributor to THE UNITED 
EAST (Prentice Hall, 1964). 

Seager : Enth usiasm 
'Tempered By Realism' 

Dean Seager had hoped to 
establish an exchange program 
with an urban university within 
the United States, most 
probably for sociology of 
political science majors. The 
program would benefit those 
students coming from rural 
areas, who could attend a 
university in a city, like New 
York or Pittsbui^h. "There 
hasn't been any interest in it," 
he says. The dean is available 
however to those studnets who 
would enjoy a semester 
"abroad" within the United 

When asked about open 
house (the 24 hour variety) for 
students at Washington 
College, the dean replied 
quickly, "The world has finally 
caught up with me. Twenty 
years ago I thought that college 
administrators were not 
babysitters for students. I still 
feel the same way." 

Describing his range of 
duties. Dean Seagar says, "So 
much of my time is engaged in 
the summer masters program." 
The college plans a masters 
program for Maryland teachers 
during the summer months. 
Whether the program will open 
in 1971 is dependent on the 
Colts deciding to hold 
pre-season practice on the 
Washington campus. "I wasn't 
planning on this at my last 
interview with the "ELM" he 
says. "But now I'm working 
consistently on it, and it's the 

single job I spend most of my 
time on. It's a great thing for 
everybody, teachers, the 
Eastern Shore, and the state." 

In his corner of William Smith 
Hall, Dr. Robert Seager makes 
his dean's office available to all 
students. "But I don't see 
them," he says. "I wish I had 
more contact with everybody. 
I only see the students in 

Since coming to Washington 
College in September, Dean 
Seager has realized this and a 
number of other situations on 
campus. When he was 
interviewed by the ELM in 
early October, he was 
optimistic about a number of 
changes. "I know a lot more - 
not everything," he admits. 
"But a lot more than the last 
time I was interviewed. 

"My enthusiasm has not 
waned at all, it's been 
tempered by realism." 

The Dean says he still does 
like Washington College. In 
October, he intended a 
number of changes and 
innovations. Some have been 
accomplished, including the 
change to a five day schedule 
of classes. 

About the alteration of 
semesters, he is still hopeful. "I 
think we will change the 
semester, whether or not the 
Colts come. I think there is a 
substantial faculty sentiment 
for ending the first semester at 

May Day 

David Coady Beaudouin, a 
sophomore at Washington 
College, has been appointed 
Mayday coordinator by the 
executive council of the S.G.A. 

The Mayday coordinator's 
position is a result of the plans 
of the National Mobilization 
Committee to End the War in 

Vietnam, and it is planning the 
massive march on Washington, 
D.C., to be held this April and 

in an executive decision on 
March 8, Beaudouin was 
appointed the head of the 
Washington College division of 
the Mayday action. 

Friday, March 12, 1971 No. 16 

CPS Schedule of Events 


1-4 - Local days of tribute 
to Martin Luther King, Jr., 
with teach-ins on racism April 
2, SCLC Poor People's Mule 
Train march on Wall St., also 
April 2, Religious tributes to 
King on Sunday, April 4. 
Sponsored by SCLC and 
NWRO, with support from 
Peoples' Coalition. National 
Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) 
and SMC. 

10 ■ Women's march on the 
Pentagon, being coordinated 
by West Side Women's Center 
in New York City, and 
women's groups in Baltimore, 
Boston, Indianapolis, Ohio and 

19-23 - Veterans' protests, 
focusing on the Pentagon, the 
Supreme Court and the 
national news media, aiming at 
publicizing "v/ax of genocide." 
Sponsored by Vietnam 
Veterans Against the War. 

26 ■ 31 - Peoples' Lobby 
efforts to begin, organizing 
support for Peoples' Peace 
Treaty; "creative, non-violent 
direct actions" to begin in 
Washington. Sponsored by the 
Peoples' Coalition. {Movement 
Training Centers in 

Wa-.hington. Chicago and 
elsewhere will begm training in 
Lobbying and non-violence 
April 23.) 


2 "Inspirational mass 

rally" in Washington 
commemorating lives of those 
killed at Jackson, Kent and 
Augusta. Antiwar 
demonstrations begin 
world-wide week of May 1, 
Sponsored by the Peoples' 
Coalition, NWRO, SCLC. 

3-4 - "Powerful actions of 
massive civil disobedience at 
principles agencies of 

militarism and repression" in 
Washington. Peoples' Coalition. 

5 - No Business As Usual 
day, with calls for student 
strikes, work stoppages, 
government employees' strike, 
in Washington and in cities and 
campuses across the country. 
Called for by both NPAC/SMC 
and Peoples' Coalition. 

16 ■ "Solidarity Day" for 
civilian antiwar forces to 
support 01 and veteran groups 
in demonstrations at army 
bases. Sponsored by several GI 
and Vets' groups, and 
supported by NPAC/SMC and 
Peoples' Coalition. 

Spring Weekend 
Concert Cancelled 

Washington College students 
have announced that they will 
be placing scholarship aid 
before their own pleasures this 
spring. The 671 students have 
rechanneled up to $5,000 
towards student aid for the 
1971-72 academic year. The 
money was slated previously 
for an elaborate Spring 

The Iron Butterfly, an acid 
rock group was featured in last 
year's Spring Weekend. At that 
time the group was riding a 
popular, but albeit expensive 
wave in the youth culture. 

Senior Peter Heller, 
president of the Student 
Government Association, told 
the college community, "the 
consensus of the student body 
is that scholarship aid is crucial 
to a growing college." 

An elaborate Spring 
Weekend in May has been a 
traditional SGA-sponsored 
event on the Chestertown 
campus, but Heller said, "in 
this period of economic 
infiation the ability of 
Washington College students to 
afford the rising costs of a 
college education is 
dimmished. Tuition costs have 
nsen $750 in the last four 

ytdR.. Aiiuliier $250 increase 
in tuition effective September 
1971 has precipitated our 
action in curtailing Spring 
Weekend and redirecting that 
money into a student aid 

Dr. Charies J. Merdinger, 
president of Washington 
College, praised the student 
action saying, "Surely this is a 
most tan^ble demonstration of 
the concern our students have 
for the future of Washington 

Heller said that SGA still 
will hold a Spring Weekend, 
but in a scale that will be more 
modest than in previous years. 
"1 feel that our financial 
priorities are in proper 
perspective and meet the 
educational and social needs of 
our students." 

Washington College 
announced earlier this month 
, that beginning with the fall of 
1971 tuition at Maryland's 
oldest chartered college will be 
$2,100, an increase of $250. 
The total 1971-72 cost will be 
$3,221. Continued inflationary 
pressures have forced the 
College tit increase tuition to 
preserve the quality of 
education available at the small 
liberal arts and science college. 

Page 2 

The Washington Elm 

Friday March 12, 1971 

Record Review 

Mountain -Nantucket Sleighride 

"Nan tucket Sleighride", 
latest offering of the 
hard-rocking band, Mountain, 
is the third album for Leslie 
West (lead guitarist) and 
second for the present group. 
The first album "Leslie 
West-Mountain", and the 
second, "Climbing!", revealed 
the musical talents of the 
foremost personalities of the 
band, West, and ex-Cream and 
Yoangbloods producer Felix 
Pappalardi. The third album, 
however, lacks much of what 
made the first two albums 
appealing; primarily the greater 
clarity and distinction of 
sounds, more inspired melodic 
lines, and a greater variance of 
musical styles that included 
acoustic and blues guitar. 

West, former lead guitarist 
for a Queens, New York band. 
The Vagrants, established 
himself on the first album with 
"Blood of the Sun" and 
"Dreams of milk and honey" 
both hard rock songs with 
vocals featuring his massive 
lung power. Pappalardi, 
(bassist) contributed to the 
quieter "Long Red", and other 
standouts "Blind Man" and 
"Baby I'm Down". All of it 
good rock and roll, it was a 
change for West, whose style 
with the Vagrants had been 
Queen's answer to the Young 
Rascals in 1966. "Climbing!", 
dark horse contender for the 
best American rock album of 
1970, brought the "hits and 
the heavies" in "Mississippi 
Queen" and "Never in My 
Life", consecutively. Fine 
vocals in "Theme From an 
Imaginary Western", "For 
Yasgur's Farm", and "The 
Laird, plus some interesting 
changes in the masterful 
acoustic solo "To My Friend" 
gave the album tasteful 

Now the spectre of 
"Sleighride" casts a shadow on 
. those past performances, being 
overweight, noisy, repetitious, 
and just plain dull. One may 
not be able to tell one side 
from the other, owing to the 
undifferentiated mass of fuzz 
bass, oi^an, and guitars, all 
incredibly amplified. West's 
lead is evident but is lost 
amid all the noise. Tedious and 
awkward melodies characterize 
most of the songs, and the 
lyrics are nothing special. It 
seems that the collaboration of 

West and Pappalardi, along 
with Corky Laing, 
percussionist, and Steve 
Knight, organist, may have 
proven itself more limited than 
was indicated in promise of the 
earlier album. The only 
interesting addition the music 
is the greater use of the piano. 

However, one song, 
"Travellin in the Dark" stands 
apart from the others, 
implementing the tone and 
clarity of the earlier 
"Qimbing!" guitar style. 
"Taunta" has a good vocal by 
Pappalardi, but like "My 
Lady", seems too much in the 
moid of "Theme to an 

Elm Staff 

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through the academic year except 
during orndal recesses and exam per- 
iods by Ihe students of Washinelon 
College. The opinion.s expressed by 
the editorial board of the ELM do 
not necessarily represent those of 
the CoLege. Subscription price: 
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year other than alumni. Published by 
Washington College. Chesterlown 
Maryland. Second class postage 
paid at Centreville, Maryland. 

Editor W. D. Prettvman '71 

Publications Editor R. Peddicord '7] 
Managing Editor . . it. Uanncr '7j 

Associate Editor D. Roach '71 

Business Manager. . . . E. Shelley '72 

Sports G. Anderson '72 

Features . . . . D. Bcaudouin '73 

News C. Denlon "73 

Qrculation L. Alleri '73 

Photography P.GNickel'73 

Advertising D. Goldstein '73 

Publici'.lions. . . .M. J. Eavcnson '73 
Typing M. K. Yoe '73 

by VVeldon Monsport 
Imaginary Western". 
Pappalardi, who has taken over 
musical direction of the group 
apparently doesn't know which 
elements of Mountain's music 
to carry over into their newer 
works. "Sleighride" attests to 
the imbalance that has been 

Perhaps now Mountain will 
produce an album that fulfills 
the potential of "Climbing!" 
withotit the limitations 
imposed by a heavy or hard 
rock style. West, who feels he 
has reached the zenith of his 
professional career with 
Mountain, may yet have more 
to offer the listening public, 
and for this end, we wait. 


by Justin White 

It's substance I'm looking 
Tor while sifting through past 
stupid inhibitions. Doors locked 
open when directed towards where 
to divert anxieties. Webbed cinderblock 
walls are fun to look at. but for 
how long can new po:» t>e renotlced 
before it's "where is my woman" 
again song. 

Hadn't been tobagganing in 
years and it took forever to 
nerve it. No one would double so 
. . . (Ud it alone down fast, cool 
thrill-fun. Now. . . got to do 
it again. More nerve, more alone. 
Fresh faster thrill 

I notice the sun rising 
each morning when I've 
been up each night: It's l>esL 
in spring, prettier in fall, 
and hall behind glass in 
winter, but I've lived— 
not slept: pain is progressed 
, , .felt, not snored, delayed. 

You're beautiful, intelligent, talented. 
but tossing in your sleep you 
hurl my bones. I'm glad I'm awake 
to feel it, cause I know it's not 
worth the crust in your eyes next 
morning. Is it? No- -you 
missed breakfast again . . . you 
couldn't open them. Orange juice 
felt good. Better alone. Good bye. 

Letters To The Editor 

Last week an article 
appeared in the ELM reporting 
plans for eventual enrollment 
expansion to 1,200-1,500 
students. This would destroy 
one of the most important 
aspects of the college 
community-a small student 
body and low faculty-student 
ratio. We believe that an 
enrollment of over 750 would 
lead to an impersonal 
atmosphere. This would 
deprive the college of one of 
the strongest qualities it needs 
to attract students. 

If courses with fewer than 
10 students were dropped, the 

You Can't Win 

Captain January- 

Male Lib Manifesto 

upper level courses in many 
departments would be 
adversely affected. Thus, the 
variety of courses available 
would be severely limited in 
most departments. 

Before a decision is made, 
these issues should be taken 
into consideration for we feel 
it would mean the decline of 
Washington College as an 
academic institution. 

Helen Reeder 

Eileen Shelley 

Ca. Hutton 

Janet Freni 

Charie Contini 

Well, maties, here's where it 
all comes down - the final 
Capt. January column. And 
golly, Wally, it's been a whole 
lotta laughs, hasn't it? Or has 

There are quite a few 
thoughts in my head presently 
that 1 could blow out in this 
last piece of free abrplay. 
Rennie Davis' vision of the 
Amerikan Apocalypse. How 
working on a college 
newspaper is like a shot in the 
dark chasing after the elusive 
reader's opinion, or that a mere 
three semesters at Washington 
College can make you or break 

But these are subjects 
banged around in the snackbar 
every day by smirking profs or 
semi -sent lent students, and 
frankly, I don't feel like 
wastir^ your time to rap them 
out, because I have this strange 
feeling you don't give a good 

Being a part of the staff, it 
often strikes me how the ELM 
becomes everybody's punching 
bag. It rarely hits a soul, 
though, that the ELM is not 
your weekly rag of vicarious 
/sub-intellectual entertainment; 
that it just might be that some 
folks are giving up their own 
time to give you a public voice 
in the community ( a term I 
use loosely). The newspaper is 
an open forum for this campus, 
but what do we get? "C'mon 
Christians, the ELM staff is 
ego-tripping again." 

Sure, there's a gradual 
manifestation of paranoia and 
defensiveness borne in a staff 
member's mind when he/she 
looks for a reflection of the 
student body and discovers, 
instead only the faintest 
glimmer. And there's this Zen 
koan that ends, "... thus we 
arrive at the Void." 

I've been advised many 
times that the biggest 
education I'd receive at 
Washington College would 
NOT be in the classroom, but 
in attempting to relate with all 
the other little kids during 
recess. And I've noticed, too, 
how if a person is in any way 
sensitive when they arrive here, 
they get stepped on, hard. A 
senior graduating from this 
institution these days stands a 
good chance of being a social 

by Dave Beaudouin 

isolationist, armed with a 
strong streak of ruthless 
cynicism and projected feelings 
of universial absurdity in 
relation to the worid around 
him/ her. These are the 
cerebral tools of survival at 
Washington College. Maybe it's 
just the temper of our times. 

But try to explain to a 
professor what's happening to 
students outside his classroom. 
He/she'll rarely understand. 
You'll be referred to Dr. Blatt, 
our resident psychologist. But 
Dr. Blatt's office is already 
packed with hassled kids. This 
could be why so many are 
transferring out of here. If 
you're not stoned out, drunk, 
balling your lover, or Uving in 
your own personal fantasy 
world, Washington College is, 
indeed, a very difficult place to 
live with any degree of mental 
health. The loneliness 

Rennie Davis freaked a lot 
of heads last Friday night, if 
you bothered to look past how 
badly he was saying things to 
what was actually said. We all 
lounge around our stereos and 
smoke dope/drink, watch TV 
and go to the movies, or 
parties, or, or, or... The world 
keeps turning, kids, so that 
when someone from the 
outside drives in over the 
Chester River Bridge, to tell us 
how bad some realities really 
are, we can't believe we're thai 
far behind. I mean, woe, we're 
at college, man, and we're 
informed, we're hip, and 
besides, we can watch those 
far out sunsets every night and 
forget about... hey. If I had but 
one question to ask every 
administrator, faculty 
members, and student here, it 
would be this: What are you 
actually doing at Washington 
College that has any true 
meaning for you? 

Answering for myself, 
honestly came here attempting 
to get a valid education, 
because [ wanted, and want, to 
learn. Pretty idealistic, huh? 
I've considered leaving at the eni 
of tnis semester. 

You-all've probably realizetl 
by now that I've ended up 
talking about newspapers. 
Washington College, and 
Rennie Davis anyway. 1 guess 1 
couldn't think of anything e's* 
to say. How absurd. 

Friday March 12, 1971 

The Washington Elm 

Page 3 

Text Of The Rennie Davis Talk 

I don't know how it is we 
get in touch with something 
that's 10,000 miles away, and 
what I'm going to say tonight, 
is going to be a talk about 
Vietnam that's not been heard 
in this country because every 
possible effort is being made 
right now to block out what 
this message is. 

I was in Hanoi for the first 
time in October. 1967, and the 
first night I was in the city I 
was with a Viet who was our 
host who spoke English. We 
were walking down the street 
and we came upon some kids 
lying down in the middle of 
the street-it was dimly lit. And 
I saw them playing around this 
gigantic pile of mud, and I 
figured, you know, kids love 
mud pies. And !-came closer to 
these kids and they had made 
out of this mud what looked 
like a mountain terrain, almost 
like a bowl, and in the center 
of the mountain was a kind of 
valley, like a football field, and 
in the center of this field was a 
fort made out of mud and 
sticks. And then the kids had 
made what appeared to be 
cannons and trucks, and they 
were pushing these cannons 
and trucks up the side of the 
mountain down towards this 
valley below. And I asked one 
of the kids what he was doing. 
He stood up just like a soldier 
and he said, "It's a game." 

And I said, "What's the 
name of your game?" And he 
said, "Dien Bien Phu", which 
was a battle in 1954 in which 
the Vietnamese decisively 
defeated the French. 

And the Viet who was with 
me, turned to me. and he said 
something that in different 
words and different poetry was 
said to me again and again and 
again in Vietnam; it's been said 
literally to everyone who's 
come to thitt country and 
come to know anything at all 
about Vietnam. He said, "You 
see, even if this generation is 
wiped out, after us is another 
generation, and after them is 
another generation again." 

Then he said simply. "A 
man who has walked 4,000 
kilometers, doesn't sit down, 
does not give up with only 20 
more k i t o m e t e r s to go. 
Vietnam," he said, "is a 
country that has been 
struggling for its freedom and 
independence for 4.000 years. 
And we will not sit down, we 
will not give up with only 20 
more years to go." 

Now I don't know how 
many people in this room 
know very much about 
Vietnam. But one of the things 
that has struck a lot of us Is the 
fact that against the most 
advance military power in 
world history, something, 
someone, a people that Nixon 
calls "rag-tag guerrillas", has by 
anybody's standards, including 
the Pentagon, bogged down 
that military machine. And the 
incredible, the absolutely 
incredible, even from the point 
of view of a hawk, the 
unbelievable strength to the 
Vietnamese people is coming 
from somewhere, and what 
most people who have actually 
been touched by the 
Vietnamese feel is that it is 
coming out of this profound 
sense of their own history, that 
any Vietnamese that you talk 
to, can say, "The last time 
there were a half million 

foreign invaders in our country 
was in the 13th century when 
Kubia Khan led his forces here, 
and we defeated him." 

And this profound sense 
that even if this generation is 
wiped out, there are sons and 
daughters to carry on, and 
after them grandsons and 
granddaughters. Now, people 
in the peace movement in this 
country who have thought 
about Vietnam just a little bit 
beyond the barbaric, savage 
slaughter against these people, 
have come to see that there's 
more here than just the 
morality of the war, or the 
illegality of the war, or the 
nightmare or decade of 
bloodshed, that underneath the 
bombs are an incredible people 
that we know very little about, 
that we should know more 
about, that America admits 
that it does not have a single 
expert that understands 
anything about North 
Vietnam, not a single person 
who speaks fiuent Vietnamese 
who works for the government, 
who understands the society of 
North Vietnam, that it's a 

And so to begin to even talk 
about what I want to say 
tonight is extremely difficult, 
because a lot of us just have 
not been into the Vientamese. 
I But I think a lot of you know 
that a lot of the people in the 
peace movement, who are as 
committed to this country and 
the rebuilding of this country 
as any people could be, not 
only think the war should end. 
they love the people of 
Vietnam. It is not simply that 
they are not our enemies, they 
have developed the most 
profound respect for these 
people, who may very well, 
while living economically in 
one of the most 
under-developed nations in the 
worid, actually hold forth 
something actually 
representing the 21st century, 
in terms of how people live, 
how people relate to each 
other, the role of women in the 
society, the way people treat 
each other with respect, the 
love and regard for one 
another.) Now what is 
happening in Vietnam that 
makes the period we're in right 
now-as . even Richard Nixon 
admits-that this period that 
we're in right now will shake 
worid history? 

1 happen to think that the 
next 56 days are the most 
critical days in the history of 
the worid. They are without 
any question the most critical 
days in the 4000 year history 
of Vietnam. And what happens 
in Vietnam is going to have 
world-wide implications. 

[But what's happening now 
is a sense among ordinary 
Vietnamese that the strength 
that they always had, to defeat 
the Chinese, to defeat the 
Mongolian invaders, to defeat 
the Japanese, to defeat the 
English, to defeat the French, 
to defeat the Americans, was 
always this profound sense that 
a stniggle could go on for, if 
necessary, generations, because 
the people In that country 
were just that together] 

Recently, women living in 
the countryside of South 
Vietnam, trying to give birth to 
a child, have discovered that 
the child to which they gave 
birth has no forehead, eyes. 

toes that are one unit and not 
separated. Vietnamese 
scientists say that if you live In 
roughly three-fourths of the 
countryside of South Vietnam, 
between the second and 
seventh week of pregnancy, if 
you drink literally a liter of 
water in a day, you have a 65% 
chance of pving birth to a 
genetically deformed child. 

If you hve in a NLF 
controlled area, and the Viet 
Cong control about 65% of the 
countryside, if you live in that 
part of Vietnam controlled by 
the NLF, the chances of having 
chromosomic damage to your 
child is 60% greater than if you 

lived in the radiation area of 
the atomic bomb at Hiroshima. 
And what is happening now is 
that across South Vietnam, this 
summer, and this fall, and now 
this spring, there is a mass 
consciousness sweeping that 
countryside-- that Nixon's 
Vietnamization is not just a 
question of one million 
Vietnamese dead as the 
casualty toll says; it is a 
question about a race. Ten 
million acres of forest have 
been sprayed with chemical 
defoliants. In 1.2 million of 
that area sprayed, with a 
chemical known as agent 
orange, there is what is called 
an unknown factor, where it is 
believed literally nothing will 
ever grow again. That bacteria 
is the soil is dead. It Is not 
simply a matter of the leaves 
going or the trees dying, but a 
question of whether anything 
will ever recover. And so in a 
war that John Paul Sartre once 
described as a war of genocide 
against the people of Vietnam, 
people actually feel that now it 
is a war of biocide-the 
destruction of living organism. 

That the agent blue, that 
has been used against the 
one-half million acres of rice 
crops, contains large quantities 
of arsenic that accumulate in 
the human body and over a 
period of years, reach lethal 
levels--and people are 
wondering whether or not 
what this country has done is 
unleash something that is no 
longer containable-that it is 
already too late. 

That, literally, the people of 
Vietnam who have been 
afflicted, will have to be 
quarantined, or a race will he 
forced to cave in to genetic 
mutations over a period of the 
next generation, that there is 
no next generation in Vietnam. 
And the future itself has been 
brought into jeopardy. 
Vietnamization. What is 
Vietnamization? You're smart 

college students, following 
foreign policy, reading 
statements from the 

Vietnamization-a plan to 
withdraw all the Gl's from 
January 1969. From than on, 
basically onto the east coast 
and around the major cities 
like Saigon, Way, Danang. And 
in that position, on military 
bases, around the urban 
centers, you basically hole 
up-get the Gl's out of the 
angry countryside, thereby 
cutting down the casualities, 
and from that position of 
fortification it is possible to 
withdraw troops. Over a period 
of time you can reduce the 
troop level to about a quarter 
of a million; that's the 

Everytime troops come 
home, they talk about the war 
as winding down, with the 
explicit objective of deflating 
anti-war sentiment in the U. S. 
Then, because you're a 
President who has dedicated 
his entire life to an 
anti-Communist crusade, who 
is publicly committed to the 
proposition that he, Richard 
Nixon, will not be the 
President to go down in history 
having turned Asia over to 
Communism, who believes as 
he said in '65 that a Viet Cong 
victory would mean the end of 
all freedom for all time-when 
you're comin' from that kind 
of position, you're thinkin' 
about how to win, so withdraw 
troops and deflate anti-war 
sentiment at home, the line is 
"wind down the war." |And 
then, what you do is you come 
up with a theory about why 
the Viet Cong have been so 
successful against the American 
forces. And the theory is taken 
right out of Mao's little 
Red-Book, which the CIA sits 
around and studies, and other 
Strangelove type intellectuals 
sit around and study.] And 
they learn about these 
analogies that they make in 
Asia, like the fish in the sea: 
the guerilla is like a fish in the 
sea-he is supported by the 
entire people. 

So they figure, "Well, if 
that's where it's at, what we 
gotta do is take away the sea." 
Literally, destroy the society 
that supports the guerilla. And 
so a man named Samuel 
Hunnicut, Harvard U.. 
Department of Poly Sci, comes 
forward with a theory, a 
practical theory, that he calls 
"War-Induced Urbanization." 
And the theory is that the 
people who have lived 
traditionally in the 
environment of a countryside 
as farmers, as peasants, as 
people in hamlets, what we'll 
do is drive these people like 
cattle into the cities where a 
police state can more 
effectively control them. We'll 
destroy their countryside 

And the way it'll be done, 
basically, is with terror, 
saturation bombing raids. We 
thought the war was winding 
down, but from January 1969, 
when Nixon took office, until 
three months ago, when the 
heaviest bombardment in the 
history of warfare began, 
Nixon dropped on Vietnam 2Vj 
Hiroshimas a week. Hear that! 
Anybody worried about 
atomic bombs in Vietnam? 

Nixon has dropped 1'.^ 
Hiroshimas a week, every single 
week since he's tieen President. 
And there are devices now that 
direct the bombardment 
They've been dropped by the 
millions. They're called 
sensors. They're electronic 
instruments that replace the 
eyes and the ears of the 
withdrawing GI. 

They flash their signals 
based on the tremors of the 
earth, when people walk by, or 
trucks move, or bicycles move. 
They flash their signals to 
high-flying EC-121 planes that 
relay their ordere to computers 
at the air base in Saigon, or in 
Thailand, and automatically 
program an F-105, so that 
within, say, 5 minutes, from 
the point of receiving the 
signal, a plane could be there. 
You automate the battlefield. 
You instrumentjze it. So that 
you don't need Gl's so much. 
And then you make it 
unlivable. You destroy 
everything. You do what the 
Vietnamese call a policy of 
bum all, destroy all, kill all. 
Into that situation, the Viet 
since 1969 have known what 
Vietnamization was. We 
thought it was a plan to wind 
down the war. We thought, 
actually, that really the war 
issue was, like, gettin' settled, 
and we had the Cambodian 
thing, and that was like a big 
shock and people raced into 
the streets and said "Hold on a 
minute!" But really, everything 
that comes through is that the 
war is winding down. And 
what is happening is that the 
war is about to explode. 

Let me just talk about the 
second part of Vietnamiza- 
tion-the cities. After the 
society is destroyed in the 
countryside, and there's no 
search and destroy missions 
much going on any longer, 
there's no "strategic hamlet 
theories," those are theories of 
the past. Maybe during the 
Teach-ins of '67, '68, you heard 
about those words. Those 
words and those concepts are 

It's a simple plan now-just 
bomb it all" to smithereens. 
Because basically what we're 
gonna do is move everybody 
into the cities, where there are 
400,000 prostitutes, where 
there are 200,000 political 
prisoners, Now South Vietnam 
has a population of about 16 
million. A million have been 
killed. Half of those people are 
in the cities which means that 
out of those 8 million people, 
there are 200,000 political 
prisoners, which means, that if 
we were in Saigon tonight, 
having this meeting and talking 
about peace that one would 
expect the organizers of this 
meeting: myself, anybody 
connected with the pubUcity, 
anybody considered in an 
organizing capacity, plus a 
random selection of mavbe 15 
or 20 people would all be 
arrested. So that it would mean 
that in this kind of situation 
every one of you would have 
someone in a class, for 
example, at least someone you 
knew, who was a poUtical 

Now what does a political 
prisoner mean in South 
Vietnam? Well, you are 
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now describing general 
conditions of those 200.000 
people -approximately five feet 
by ten feet, that has walls that 
are about one yard 
thick-stone, and that have no 
windows, so that inside, in 
South Vietnamese climate it is 
totally an oven. And then in 
this ten foot space there are 
five people on their backs and 
each person, one, two. three, 
four, five, has two feet per 
body so you're person by 
person and your feet are 
elevated by iron clamps about 
14" in the air and you rot 
there and food is served at 
eight in the morning and two 
in the afternoon, so that from 
two until eight, eighteen hours 
have passed. 

The food consists of this: 
one small bowl of rice that is 
under-cooked, that is placed on 
your stomach, and you're given 
exactly two minutes to eat, so 
that when you throw it down; 
it goes into your body, you gulp 
it down, and the undercooked 
rice then swells, knots in your 
stomach. It is doused with a 
sauce called quinine which the 
Vietnamese use-it's a decayed 
fish sauce-that the Vietnamese 
use for animal compost. If we 
were in this room and 1 put it 
under her nose, she would 
vomit. And it's just put on the 
rice, and sometimes for a joke, 
it's doused with a little bit of 
lime, small pieces of pebbles or 
sand. And what people find is 
that after about the first five 
weeks, they learn that if you 
rattle your chains or moan or 
really speak in an audible way 
to someone who is next to 
you, the guards come in and 
take you out of your chains, 
and they take you into the 

If you're a woman, you're 
stripped, and an eel is perhaps 
jammed into your vagina or a 
twelve volt generator attached 
to your breasts, or you're 
beaten around the stomach, so 
that you can just feel your 
internal organs going. And 
people find that after about six 
months of this scene--on your 
back, unable to move, in terror 
of torture--you start to rattle 
your chiuns, you start to moan, 
you start to yell out. because 
you look forward to the 

You look forward to the 
beatings; it is a chance to 
move, it is a chance to have to 
be flung to the ground, to 
snatch up a few blades of green 
grass and stick them under 
your armpits and smuggle them 
back into the cell, for someone 
in there who is dying, because 
he has not had anything fresh. 
I don't know how we get in 
touch with what is going on 
tonight in Saigon, but I 
just want to make clear that the 
Vietnamese people are not an 
apathetic people. 

I It is more like, have you 
ever heard the word "spook"? 
A spook is someone who is 
afraid, who knows that if he 
moves it can be their head, 
their life, their family, who 
shows no visible signs of 
understanding or hatred for 
anything. But a spook is 
someone who is waiting to 
move, who is waiting to die. if 
necessary, to get the beast off 
his back. And when we have a 
atuation as we have created in 
Vietnam, under a program 
called Vietnamization. you 
have created a society of 
spooks. ] 

On September 21, a man 
who is very well known in 
Vietnam, who we haven't 
heard about here-his name is 
the Coo Pon Duk. He is a 
member of the National 
Assembly of South Vietnam. 
He is the editor of the largest 
newspaper in South Vietnam, 
called Tin Sai. He is a 
representative who was elected 
on a pro Thieu-Ky ticket, 
that's the Saigon regime that 
the U. S. has set up to protect 
American interests in South 
Vietnam. And he's a Catholic, 
and he's a conservative, and 
he's a rich landlord who's made 
fortunes off America's 
involvement in Vietnam. Not 
exactly a Viet Cong. 

He comes to Paris and holds 
a press conference, and no 
American reporter attends, but 
in the Western European press, 
his statement is carried and 
Duk says. "For Christ's sake, 
ten million tons of bombs have 
been dropped on South 
Vietnam. 100.000 chemical 
defoliants have been sprayed 
on our country. Women are 
0ving birth to monsters, the 
situation is out of control." 
That Vietnam's future is in 
jeopardy. And Duke said that 
the people of South Vietnam 
were preparing for a general 
uprising, against this Thieu, 
Ky, Diem, Nixon-inspired 
regime. He calls for an 
immediate and total 
withdrawal of V. S. troops 
from South Vietnam. He 
suggested that a provisional 
government be set up in the 
cities of South Veitnam, that 
could then negotiate directly 
with the Viet Cong, over the 
issues of national 

Now this statement in 
South Vietnam is punishable 
under existing Saigon statutes 
by the firing squad. And when 
the word came back to South 
Vietnam that Duk had made a 
statement like this in Paris, a 
member of a governmental 
body stood up in a government 
meeting and pulled a revolver 
out of his pocket and put it to 
the wall, and said. "This bullet 
is for Duk when he returns." 
and then offered a reward of 
one million piasters to anyone 
who delivered the bullet. So Le 
Monde and the other French 
papers who ran the Duk 
statement, applauded him and 
waited for him to go into exile. 
But then something happened. 
Just a flash, a flash that is so 
typical of the (/ietnamese-that 
if you can relate to this flash, 
you can understand everything 
else that I'm gonna be talkin' 
about tonight-Duke got on a 
plane and flew back to Saigon, 
and as his plane touched down 
in the airport, the Vice 
President of the National 
Assembly of South Vietnam 
held a press conference and he 
endorsed the Duk statement. 
The Archbishop of the 
Catholic Church of South 
Vietnam-which by the way is 
not exactly a revoluntionary 
outfit -endorsed the Duk 

The Women's Committee to 
Defend the Right to Live, the 
largest women's organization in 
South Vietnam, endorsed the 
Duk sUtement. The United 
Buddhist Church. which 
probably represents 80% of the 
South Vietnamese, endorsed 
the Duk statement. Labor 
Unions, the Saigon Student 
Union, every mass organization 
in South Vietnam, like 
clockwork, issued this signal. 
The cities are prepared, 
the cities understand, the cities 



are aligning themselves with a 
statement that is totally 
unacceptable with the existing 
fascist structure and 
government of that Saigon 
regime. It was a signal for a 

On October 19, the C. I. A. 
leaked a report to the N. Y. 
and L. A. Times. The C. I. A. 
said that it didn't know how 
much the Viet Cong had 
infiltrated the Saigon 
government, frankly they 
hadn't been very successful m 
finding out just how the 
intelligence of the V. C. works, 
but they appreciate the fact 
that it is basically a one-way 
street, going in favor of the 
Viet Cong, but they have been 
able to crack some agents; they 
have been able to put together 
part of the picture and based 
on the information that they 
had, they could draw the 
following conclusion: 

That there were at least 
30,000 Viet Cong agents 
operating inside the Saigon 
government. They didn't know 
how high up this infiltration 
went, but in one case, the 
Special Assistant for Political 
Affairs to Pres. Thieu, the man 
responsible for dehvering secret 
messages between Thieu and 
the White House-he was a Viet 
Cong agent. And the Assistant 
Chief for all Army 
Intelligence -I mean that's like 
J. Edgar Hoover being a 

Weatherman, ya' know-he was 
a Viet Cong agent And they 
had a village that was totally 
pacified where I guess people 
got up every morning and said 
"right on" to Richard Nixon, it 
was so far out because they 
were takin' Congressmen and 
Senators and everybody and 
their grandmother down there 
to see the success of 
pacification. And they 
discovered that in this 
particular village that every 
single member of the village 
council was Viet Cong. You 
hip? I don't know because it is 
really hard to understand 
anything but ourselves. To 
understand Vietnam is 
especially hard. 

What is happening right now 
is an unfolding of energy and 
life and hope at Vietnam. 
Because the Vietnamese people 
really feel that this is their last 
stand, that if they don't make 
a stand now, it may be too 
late. It is not simply a question 
of a Saigon administration vs. 
the N. L. F., it is a question of 
the survival of a race. 

So. Nixon, who also sees 
this as the most important time 
in history. who also 
understands that this is the 
most important dry season in 
Vietnam since 1954. when we 
had the battle of Dien Bien 
Phu, he appreciates the fact 
that he must deal a death blow, 
because his situation is 
desperate. To the liberation 
forces in Cambodia, in Laos, in 
North Vietnam, in South 
Vietnam, this dry season or he 
is in trouble with his objective. 
So what is Nixon planning? 
Well, I don't know whether 
you've heard about this but it's 
been reported, it's out, even 
the New Yorker has described 
it in some detail, the five 
northermost provinces of 
South Vietnam, where over a 

million people live; right now. 
as we're here, they're starting 
to load those people up and 
move them on. The plan is to 
remove every single man. 
woman and child — I mean in a 
comparable way. it would be 
like removing everybody who 
lived from Pennsylvania to 
Georgia -and putting them 
someplace else, and going into 
homes, and destroying homes 
and killing anyone who 
resisted. The plan is to remove 
everyone who lives in the five 
northernmost provinces of 
South Vietnam by any means 
necessary, so that the U. S. can 
create a 60 mile strip across 
North and South Vietnam. 
Then the plan that is under 
debate, and no one knows for 
sure whether or not the 
decision has been made or not , 
it's just all we know is that all 
of the basic arguments are in 
this direction- is to put in that 
60 mile strip, nuclear land 
mines, to create a permanent, 
nuclear, radioactive zone, that 
will seal off North and South 
Vietnam. The invasion into 
Laos right now, the theory, the 
worry, the concern of people 
all over the worid. the reason 
that China is having mass 
demonstrations in its country, 
the reason that China's saying 
there is a possibility of WWHI, 
the reason China's saying. 
"Red Alert! Nuclear Bombs!" 
— that's what's on the agenda 
of Richard Nixon. Because 
there's a fear that Saigon's 
puppet troops, that are being 
slaughtered as they go into 
Laos, what they really have in 
mind is the dropping of nuclear 
land mines all across southern 
Laos. Madness? Just remember 
that it was Richard Nixon who 
advocated that nuclear bombs 
be used against the Vietnamese 

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at the time of their seizure 
against the French at Dien Bien 
Phu. It was Nixon who said 
that the threat of nuclear 
weapons is what ended the 
Korean War. And Nixon is a 
desperate man right now, 
because he is going to suffer 
humiliation in Laos and 
Cambodia, by these military 

Now what is occurring for 
the first time in this war is a 
plea from people who live in 
Vietnam, and especially from 
people who live in Saigon, to 
the American peace movement; 
that they are getting ready to 
move. They are thinking about 
how to overthrow the most 
brutal, fascist regime almost 
ever imagined--the Thieu-Ky 
government of South Vietnam. 
And they are asking for help, 
They're asking for more than 
help. they're asking for 
coordination of plans and we 
have been thinking a great deal 
about the fact that the anti-war 
movement is organizationally 
In confusion, there is a 
numbness that has set in 
around the university 
community across this 
country. We are so hopelessly 
out of touch with the situation 
In Vietnam as to be ridiculous. 
And yet, what has come, what 
has happened, the message that 
is very clear is that the next 60 
days may be life or death for 
the future of Vietnam. And I 
don't know quite what we're 
gonna do, because there is a 
real temptation to hear it, 
think about it. and be a little 
worried about it, and then just 
go back, to the dope, to the 
steroes, to books, to libraries, 
to the business as usual. And a 
part of it has to do with the 
fact that we have been brought 
up in a culture that is one of 
the most politically 
under-developed cultures in the 
world, that has ingrained in us 
an incredible sense of 
impotence, that we cannot 
count, cannot matter, cannot 
affect anything. And the 
tragedy of it is that if we could 
get our shit together, right 
now, we could literally change 
everything. Everything! 
Because it just happens to be 
one of those times. We're 
gonna make a try. And by 
"we" I mean virtually every 
national, anti-war, civil rights, 
black liberation organization in 
tills country. We have heard 
the message, we understand it. 
we're in tune with it, and we're 
gonna try. 

The plan is this; We have a 
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Vietnamese were putting forth 
a proposal that David Bruce, 
the U. S. negotiator, simply 
said. "Oh, this is old wine in a 
new bottle, nothing new here," 
and the media trumpets it out 
across the country, and Nixon 
comes out with all kinds of 
proposals about cease-fire and 
prisoners of war and the rest, 
and we say, "Oh well, Nixon's 
probably got a peace proposal 
that's even more far-out, and 
besides the Viet Cong proposal 
is like nothing new here." 

And yet, what that proposal 
says is fantastic. It recognizes 
the fact that 73% of the 
American people are now 
saying, "Set a deadline before 
1971 to get all U. S. troops and 
forces out of Vietnam." The 
Vietnamese proposal says that 
if Nixon tomorrow will agree 
in principle with what 73% of 
the American people are 
demanding, set a deadline to 
get out by the end of 1971, 
then immediately, there will be 
a cease-fire in South Vietnam. 
The guns will be silenced, the 
bloodshed will stop. 
Immediately, the Vietnamese 
will go into negotiation at the 
highest priority for the release 
of all American prisoners of 
war. Immediately! And then 
they'll form a coalition 
government where they only 
ask that the three principle 
symbols of American control - 
President Thieu, Vice President 
Ky. Prime Minister Kiem - 
they should go, but the entire 
Saigon apparatus, the entire 
one million man urban Army, 
the entire one thousand man 
police force in Saigon, the 
entire one million man regional 
defense force in the 
provinces-all of that can stay, 
[t presents no problem. That 
force would then coalesce with 
the various non N. L. F., non 
Viet Cong forces in the cities - 
the Buddhists, the women, the 
students, the labor unions. And 
then the Viet Cong say, they're 
prepared to go in as,a minority 
into this coalition government, 
and the prupose of this 
coalition government would 
simply be to organize an 
election where any person, any 
political force could be 
represented. And in that 
election a new government 
would be chosen. 

Now, it's really remarkable 
because we are so fucked up 
about prisoners of war. We 
want to see a cease-fire. We 
thought we were fightin' to get 
free elections in South 
Vietnam, and 73% of the 
people want out by 1971. The 
point is that the overwhelming 
majority of public opinion in 
the U. S. supports the Viet 
Cong proposal in Paris. And 
that's Just a fact. But we are so 
locked in because it's a Viet 
Cong proposal, right? That's it, 
ya know? And we just can't get 
it in our heads that it is Nixon 
who is seeking a military 
victory, and it is the Viet Cong 
that are seeking reconciliation, 
some way out. 

So, some students, mostly 
college student-body 

presidents, some college 
editors, went off to Vietnam 
last December and traveled to 
Saigon and traveled to Hanoi, 
and they asked to talk with 
Vietnamese about the idea of a 
peace treaty signed between 
the people of Vietnam and the 
people of America, that could 
lay out the conditions that we 
all agree to for ending the war, 
and demonstrate that there are 
millions of people in both 
countries who agree with these 
conditions. And demonstrate 
most profoundly that the 
people of America and the 
people of Vietnam are not at 
war with one another. The 
peace treaty was drafted in 
Saigon and then taken to 
Hanoi, and brought to Paris 
when Madam Win Ky Bin, the 
foreign minister of the 
Provisional Revolutionary 
Government, Swan Thui, who 
represents the North 
Vietnamese delegation in Paris, 
went over the draft of the 
Peace treaty, and made 
suggestions. It was then sent 
back to Saigon and Hanoi, and 
brought back to this country. 
It represents virtually every 
organization in South and 
North Vietnam. And this peace 
treaty is the way that I think 
we need to work. This campus 
should put this peace treaty up 
to a referendum, this campus 
should be taking this peace 
treaty into this community -- 
as difficult as this campus may 
be " to talk about whether or 
not this community can't agree 
on these points for getting out 
of the war. And then point out 
that this is a proposal that 
would be readily acceptable in 
Paris if Nixon would accept it 
as well. 

We're finding that the peace 
treaty is going very well, 
among G. I.'s in Vietnam 
where it's being circulated in 
barracks and stockades all the 
way up and down South 
Vietnam, that in the first week 
of petitioning at Ft. Bragg, 
North Carolina, 1700 
active-duty G. I.'s signed this 
peace treaty, and that 
Senators, and prominent 
entertainers, and lawyers, and 
leading intellectuals and 

clergymen, in the hundreds and 
soon in the thousands, and 
soon in the millions will be 
signing what is an historic 
precedent in the history of two 
nations: In a time of war, the 
people of those two nations 
make their own peace treaty. 
The peace treaty is a way to 
talk about the war in this time, 
to talk about how urgent it is, 
and to explain to people how 
we could get outof this war. 
But the peace treaty is also a 
way to get people to begin to 
think about what we arc going 
to do in this country when the 
overwhelming numbers of 
people want the war to end, 
but it will not end. And I don't 
know how hard it's gonna be 
to convince people of this, but 
I'm tellin' ya, the government 
is going to have to be stopped 
in order to end this war, that 
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we use force. And so, we think 
about not just signing a peace 
treaty, we think about 
implementing that peace 
treaty, as well, so that every 
community begins to declare 
that they have withdrawn 
themselves from the war. that 
any war-related operations in 
their community should also 
be withdrawn, that they should 
be shut down, that citizens 
should cease to pay taxes for 
the war effort, and that in 
hundreds of different ways, 
people, at whatever level of 
tactics whatever level of 
commitment, should take steps 
toward implementation. 

Now, on a national level, I 
just want to try to run down 
what we are projecting for the 
spring as a campaign to begin 
to implement this peace treaty. 
First, on April 1-4, the time 
when we remember the tragic 
assassination of Martin Luther 
King, there will be mass 
demonstrations at welfare 

offices and other centers that 
are symbols of America's 
inability to deal with the vast 
and incredible social injustices 
of the people here in this 
country. A call by the SCLC, 
National Welfare Rights 

Association, the United Farm 
Workers, and other groups. 
And then out of that first week 
of local demonstrations around 
the country, we will begin to 
move towards what we call 
May Day. May Day is an 
international distress signal and 
it's being sent out all over the 
worid at this time for people to 
get in touch with the Vietnam 
situation. On April 14th, there 
will be a mass rally on Wall 
Street and out of that mass 
rally in New York City. SCLC, 
Ralph Abernathy. Jose 
Williams, will lead a march to 
Washington — this time not in 
buses or cars, but in a mule 
train. We will walk the entire 
length of the East Coast, going 
into towns, talking to people, 
urging people to join our 
march, getting people informed 
about the peace treaty, telling 
people vvhy we're going to 

At the same time, marches 
will start at Kent State, 
marches will start in North 
Carolina, marches will start all 
around this country, moving 
on foot towards Washington, 
D. C, going into every town. 

like this one, and talking to the 
high schools and asking the 
kids in every high school in this 
country to join in an effort to 
go to Washington and shut 
down the government. That's 
right You heard it. Shut it 
down. And what we're saying 
is that we are going to build a 
campaign in this country that 
this country and no other 
country has really quite seen 
before. On April 18th, 5,000 
Vietnam veterans are going to 
march into Washington and 
camp out on the Capitol steps. 
These are men who have tasted 
the blood of Vietnam, and Uie 
bitter experience that they 
were subjected to. And they're 
just gonna set up tents and 
bivouac right on the steps of the 
Capitol. And there they'll 
begin what we call a people's 
lobby where the effort will be 
to talk to Congressmen, 
government officials, and civil 
servants about this peace treaty 
and asking for help, asking 
people to sign, getting people 
in touch with how serious it is, 
right now, in Indochina, and 
asking for support. That lobby 
of Vietnam veterans will go on 
the entire third week of April. 
And then, on Saturday, April 
24th, there will be a massive 
anti-war demonstration, 
demanding the immediate and 
total withdrawal of all U. S. 
troops in Washington, D. C, 
that is co-sponsored by all 
national peace organizations in 
the U. S. Out of that rally will 
come a call for the largest 
people's lobby in the history of 
this country -- 10,000 people 
jamming into Congress, 5,000 
freaks flooding into the 
commerce department, 2,500 
marching down on the CIA 
headquarters in Langley, 
Vir0nia, people camping out at 
the home of the members of 
the National Security Council 
and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 
This is gonna be a far fuckin' 
out lobby, that fourth week of 
April. And the purpose is peace 
- a peace treaty, a peace treaty 
that represents thousands, 
millions of people in both this 
country and in Vietnam. And 
asking that the government of 
the U. S. understand that come 
May, we are going to impose 
this peace treaty on that 

The range of the coalition 
that Is involved in this action is 
incredible and far out, and yet 
the ^-ommitment is the same 
across the board, we are going 
to assemble on May 1, 1971 a 
demonstration that will take 
place in Saigon, Paris. Japan, 
Latin America, London, and 
Washington, D. C. The largest 
peaceful assembly in worid 
history. And at that rally, at 
that wooded area on the 
outskirts of Washington, D. C, 
poised on the edge of the 
government, we are going to 
issue an ultimatum to Richard 
Nixon. And it's a simple 
ultimatum -- that if the 
government of the U. S. does 
not stop the war in Vietnam, 
then we will stop the 
government of the U. S. On 
Monday. May 3, 1971, we are 
going to go in the Shirley 
Highway, where 80% of all the 
people who travel to the 
Pentagon have to go, and there 

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The Washington Elm 

Friday March 12, 1971 


(Continued From Page 5) 

at 7:30 a.m., sit down. And on 
Pennsylvania Avenue, and 
Constitution Avenue and 14th 
Street Bridge, and Memorial 
Bridge. You get it? Sit down. 
Lock arms. Shut this 
government down. And on 
Wednesday , May 5, 
demonstrations are planned 
around the country. No 
business as usual, massive civil 
disobedience at federal 
buildings all across the land, in 
response to what is going on in 
Washington. D. C. Now we 
think that, in part, our actions 
this May must become a 
powerful stimulation and 

encouragement to active-duty 
G. I.'s in South Vietnam, who 
in the tens of thousands 
tonight are in mutiny, are 
refusing to fight, who are 
turning search and destroy 
missions into operations where 
you go out a hundred yards, sit 
down, smoke dope, and then 
go back in. And if you've got a 
company commander or a 
sergeant, a lifer, who hassles 
you about the kind of 
conception of what the army is 
supposed to be, then one night 
all you do is. you take a 
grenade and you lob it into his 
bunker. And the Vietnamese 
say that the number of iifeis 
being killed by G. I.'s. 
American G.l.'s, in South 
Vietnam over the number 
being killed by the Viet Cong, 
now runs at about a 3-1 ratio 
in favor of the G. I.'s. And the 
army, what Life magazine and 
CBS call the "new action 
army", is out of control. It is 
out of control and this war is 
gonna end by G. I.'s and 
Vietnamese and young people 
in this country telling this war 
to be over. I really do believe 
that's how it's gonna be. And 
that is the kind of scenario, 
the kind of thinking, the kind 
of possibility, that we believe 
exists in the next fifty six days. 
Fifty six days of your life are 
needed in the most urgent and 
desperate way I can state it. 

Some of us have really 
begun to be really distrubed 
about the course of this 
country. Some of us have been 
deeply disturbed about the 
future that this country has 
laid out for us. Some of us are 
be^nning to think that the 
kind of consciousness that is 
required of us must be 
different from where we come 
from; that we must 
deliberately create a new 
culture for ourselves. And we 
begin to express ourselves with 


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maybe slightly longer hair, and 
we do a httle dope, and we talk 
about ending the war, and 
women begin to talk about 
ways in which to live in a 
society that isn't such a 
chauvinisUc trip, where 

women actually have a chance, 
an equal chance, and where 
chauvinism and sexism that's 
rampant in this country could 
be stamped out. And we begin 
to talk about the whole way 
that things work and we begin 
to call ourselves 'Conscious 
people'. Somehow, we're more 
aware than others, wer're more 
in tune, and we're more 
serious. And I just want to say 
that I think in a lot of ways 
that there might actually be a 
future for this country, there 
might. If this kind of 
development that is so fragile, 
so just beginning, we're so 
unsure, we're so disorganized, 
we have no program, we can 
hardly say what we want much 
less define the problem. But 
there is without any question 
something stirring in this 
country that is beginning, a 
hope a possibility, that we can 
wrestle with this mammoth 
technological death culture and 
machine. And as that hope 
touches anybody in this room. 
I just want to really suggest to 
you that a lot of you who are 
beginning to feel this way, I'm 
not even talking about the 
people who consider 
themselves in the Movement, 
but just a lot of people who 
think they're becoming aware. 
I think you should consider 
that you already owe a 
profound debt to Vietnam. 
That it is because the 
Vietnamese people. 10,000 
miles away, that against 
whatever came down against 
them from this country, they 
were going to resist, resist with 
their very lives, resist with their 
very history. Resist in a way 
that this country never could 
have imagined, because we 
don't have the ability, our 
culture doesn't produce the 
kind of people that have the 
ability to comprehend a people 
that are totally in touch with 
the earth, with themselves, 
with life, with land, with 
survival, and with hope. And a 
lot of what is going on in 
America that is the most 
hopeful thing going on is 
directly or indirectly 
attributable to the heroic 
people of Vietnam who are 
teaching us every day a lesson 
about ourselves. And I just 
really want to plead that 
anyone in this room who is at 
all in touch with what I'm 
saying, who appreciates 
anything about where I'm 
coming from, consider that at 

this hour, these people, these 
Vietnamese people are pleading 
for our help, are asking for our 
help in a way that makes you 
want to weep. To get in touch 
with what is happening right 
now and to appreciate that if 
we could help right now in this 
country, it might mean 
everything. 1 beheve that there 
is a lesson in Vietnam, that we 
might just think about when 
we think about whether or not 
we want to take the risk of 
arrest or gas or clubbing or 
worse. Like going to 
Washington and committing 
ourselves to a massive 
campaign of non-violent direct 
action to stop the government. 
And the lesson is the most 
profound lesson of the 20th 
century. And it comes from 
Vietnam : that against the 
F-105's, against the napalm, 
against an anti-personel bomb 
that sprays steel shrapnel over 
an area of 10 football fields, 
against two and a half 
Hiroshimas a week, against 
tiger cages, against the machine 
— ordinary people can win. 

Ex-farmer tells story 
of Vietnamese prisons 

end +V^e Ui6r 

An ex-farmer who survived 
eight years in South 
Vietnamese prisons told a story 
last week of injustice and 
indignity and of torture and 
death in the infamous "tiger 
cages" of Con Son Prison. 

The former prisoner, who 
will t>e called "Mr. Hai" to 
protect his identity from 
further government reprisals, 
was recently released from Con 
Son prison after serving an 
eight-year sentence for 
"treason and illegal holding of 
weapons." His conviction, he 
says, was based on his own 
confession following two 
months of torture. But for 
eight years following the 
overthrow of the Diem regime, 
his case was not reviewed. 

Following the exposure of 
the Con Son "tiger cases" last 
summer by Congressional 
Assistant Thomas Harkin and 
two members of a fact-finding 
congressional delegation, the 
South Vietnamese government 
reported that they were 
cleaned up. In a subsequent 
tour during the Fall, several 
congressmen reported that no 
"tiger cages" were operating in 
the South Vietnamese prison 

Today Mr. Hai is only 32 
years old, but his health is 
broken from the ordeal, and he 
looks more like a man of 55. 
He has not recovered from the 
partial paralysis of his legs and 
is unable to walk. He has a 
serious heart condition. 
Although he tells his story 
calmly and quietly, his lips 
tremble from his recollection 
of the horrors. His health is so 
bad that he cannot make the 
trip to his home in Central 

News From 
Wash. College 

Washington College has 
announced plans to introduce a 
master's degree program 
designed primarily to meet the 
needs of elementary and 
secondary school teachers on 
the Eastern Shore. 

Pending approval by the 
Maryland State Board of 
Education, which is expected 
to come in March, the College 
will bepn offering courses this 
summer leading to a Master of 
Arts degree. Graduate - level 
courses will be offered initially 
in four areas - English- 
Language Arts, History - Social 
Sciences, Mathematics, and 
Child Psychology. 

According to Dr. Robert 
Seager. academic dean at 
Washington College, the 
program has been developed 
with the full cooperation and 
encouragement of state board 
of education officials. 

"Washington College 
recognizes that opportunities 
for graduate - level study 
geared to the needs of Eastern 
Shore school teachers have 
tieen limited." he said. "The 
deciding factor in developing 
this program has been the 
enthusiastic response received 
from both state and county 
school officials and working 
school teachers." 

A survey of the 1200 
teachers in Cecil, Kent, Queen 
Anne's, Caroline, Talbot and 
Dorchester counties brought 
625 returns and over 400 
"definite interest" responses. 

While the program will 
reflect the established liberal 
arts tradition of Washington 
College, elective courses in 
such areas as reading and 
guidance will be included in 
the 30-semester hour Master of 
Arts program. Two required 
education courses will be 


Initially, the College will 
run a five-week summer 
session, offering up to six 
semester hours in the four 
areas of concentration. The 
program will continue in 
evening sessions in the fall and 
spring semesters. 

The graduate program will 
be open to anyone having a 
baccalaureate degree from a 
college or university of 
recognized standing. 

Information regarding 
course offerings and admission 
requirements may be obtained 
by writing to Director of 
Graduate Programs, 
W as h i ngton College , 
Chestertown, Maryland 21620. 

Vietnam. When he does finally 
return to his native village, he 
will be put under police 
surveillance for eight more 
years as part of his sentence. 

Mr. Hai's ordeal began, he 
says, in 1962 when he was 
woridng in his rice field in 
Central Vietnam. A military 
operation by President Diem's 
troops came through the area, 
and he fell to the ground to 
avoid being fired upon. But the 
troops picked him up, accused 
him of being with the NLF and 
even claimed he had a weapon 
with him. 

He was taken to the 
batallion's headquarters, where 
he was severely beaten to force 
him to confess that he was a 
National Liberation Front 
guerilla. He had heard that 
many people had been shot if 
they si gned the con fession 
right away so he endured 
torture rather than sign. 

He was moved to Cho Con 
prison in Danang and tortured 
there for two months. Water 
was forced into his mouth, 
while it was kept open with a 
long stick held down by two 
men. While the water torture 
was administered, electrodes 
were fastened to his teeth, ears 
or penis. He was also hung by 
his hands and beaten, a method 
which the torturers called 
"taking a plane ride." 

Mr. Hai was beaten regularly 
between 2 and 5 p.m. and 7 
and 11 p.m. every day by three 
or four soldiers. Finally, he 
signed the confession to end 
the torture. After a two year 
wait, he was tried and 
sentenced to eight years in 
prison and an additional eight 
years under house arrest. 

In 1965, he was moved to 
Con Son prison. There he 
found inadequate food and 
medicine, and regular beating 
of prisoners. He protested 
these conditions and was sent 
to the now infamous "tiger 
cages" in punishment-the 
small cells which U. S. 
spokesmen in Saigon have 
called the "maximum 
discipline area for recalcitrant 

During the course of his 
incarceration, Mr. Hai spent 
more than two years in the 
tiger cages. Wlien he emerged, 
his health had been shattered. 
After two years of having his 
legs constantly shackled, he 
could not walk. He spat blood 
from the damage to his internal 

In the tiger cage, Mr. Hai 
was forbidden from talking to 
the other prisoners, despite the 
fact that nine of them were 
crowded into the tiny cell. If 
one talked, the guards threw 
lime on all. 

Mr. Hai lived in constant 
fear of more beating. The 
prisoners were given one small 
can to urinate in-if the can 
overflowed they would be 
beaten. This meant that the 
prisoners constantly had 
drink their own urine to avoid 
being beaten. 

Nevertheless, Mr. Hai was 
taken from the cell three times 
to be beaten. Often the captors 
would press their heels against 
his chest until he was 
unconscious. One of the 
prisoners in his cage died from 
being tortured in 1968. 

The nine prisoners in his 
cage were given two glasses of 
water to divide for each meal. 

Friday March 12, 1971 


by Geoff Anderson 

About this time of year someone always asks the 
sports editor the proverbial question, "How is the 
lacrosse team going to do this year." 

Even though it is still a little early to pass 
judgement the team's capabilities and weal^nesses did 
come to light in the annual old timers game last 
Saturday. One thing for sure, is that this team is going 
to score some points. With the return of potential 
All-American Tom George along with Mark Suec and 
Greg Lane this team should keep plenty of pressure 
on the opponent's defense. They better because the 
midfield defense as it stands now is a little weak. 

Behind the midfield stands a rather green, except 
for uet Dave Slama, defense. However, what 
impressed me the most last Saturday was the 
defensive play of Rick Norris and Ray Trucksess. It's 
beyond me how a man as short as Norris can play as 
well as he did against much taller opponents. 

In the goal is another little man. Fred Buckel may 
be short in size but he certainly isn't short on talent. 
Only one thing bothers me about Fred, though, and 
that is his clears. Saturday fans witnessed Bucket 
nearly get the wind knocked out of him as he traveled 
halfway up the field before being decked by two large 
midfielders. All I can say to Fred is "Remember the 
Towson game!" 

How about the Shoremen's opponents this year. 
As usual Washington is playing schools five to ten 
times its own size. Matter of fact North Carolina 
almost has more faculty members than Washington 
has students. 

One prediction I want to make right now is that 
the Strohbar Division championship will return to W. 
C. after a one year absence. Last year the Tar Heels of 
North Carolina visited the Kibler pitch and just edged 
the Sho' ten, 7-6. This year the Tar Heels without the 
services of their goalie Pete Kramer and attackman 
Harper Peterson may find the going a little rougher. 

Two losses of last year which won't happen again 
this year are the Towson and Washington and Lee 
games. Playing on Towson's field is like walking 
through a mine field. Last year Towson had the 
advantage since they knew where the chuckholes 
were. This year it will be "no contest." Washington 
and Lee will provide the Shoremen with their 
toughest competition in the Strohbar. This game will 
be a good one. 

Predicting lacrosse winners is like picking winners 
in a NFL football game. On any given day anything 
can happen. Optimistically, I see the Shoremen at 
8-5. At Washington College no one is ever pessimistic 
about lacrosse. 

The Washington Elm 

Page 7 

Sophomore midfielder Marit Sinkinson fast breaks it down field during 
the Alumni game. The varsity won rather handily, 9-5. 

Freshmen Attack Impressive 
in 9-5 Victory over Oldtimers 

Freshmen scored five of 
nine goals as Washington 
College opened the lacrosse 
season Saturday with a 9-to-5 
victory in an exhibition here. 
The contest highlighted a 
successful first annual "Alumni 
Lacrosse Day" that began with 
an Alumni "W" Club 
sponsored clinic for Eastern 
Shore high school stickmen. 

Jan Rosenthal, Bill Gertz. 
Greg Lane, and Jim Smyth 
scored in their initial Shore 
contest. Rosenthal led all 
scorers with a pair of goals and 
assists. Gertz had two assists. 

Midfielder Ron Reynolds also 
netted a goal. Freshman 
midfielder Jody Haddow had 
an assist. 

Senior Mark Svec, with two 
tallies, and sophomore Tom 
George- two-thirds of last 
year's close attack-produced 
Washington's remaining scores. 

The alumni returned 26 
players for the match. 

The Shoremen meet the 
Bowie Lacrosse Club here 
Saturday at 2 p.m. in a 
scrimmage. Bowie, an 
experienced club stick ten, will 
sport an attack of Navy's Owen 

McFadden and former Shore 
standouts Jay Dove and Jimmy 
Francis. The scrimmage will 
afford Washington College 
more than a stiff test in its 
rigorous preseason training 

The University of Delaware, 
1970 Central Atlantic Division 
champions, will be here for a 
scrimmage Wednesday, March 
17 at 3 p.m. The Blue Hens, 
7-0 in their division, beat 
defending champion Bucknell, 
a 1971 Shore opponent. 8-1. 
last year. 

Shoremen Diamondmen 
Prepare for Opener 

Junior Rick Bales is one Coach Chatellier's 
hopefuls this year as the coach will try to better 
last year's winning season. Bales specialty is the 

Washington College opens 
Its sixteen game baseball 
schedule at home on April 1 
against Catholic University. 
Coming off a .500 season in 
1970, The Shoremen have 
several lettermen and a couple 
of newcomers, factor which 
could make them the dark 
horse in the Middle Atlantic 
Southern Division. 

Coach Ed Athey has only 
two problems to solve: replace 
1970 co-captain Dave Bruce 
(.319, 7 RBI's) and Steve 
Ellyson (.158, 8 RBI's) at 
shortstop and third base. They 
are moving Dary Carrington 
from his second base spot to 
Bruce's shortstop position. 
Carrington led the team in 
hitting with a .379 average and 
contributed 8 RBI's to the 
Sho' attack last year. Third 
base is a tougher situation for 
Athey, who is thinking about 
moving Frank Ogens (.283) 
from behind the plate and 
using Steve Sandebeck as his 
regular catcher. 

Wentzell may not play this 
year because of illness, leaving 
Novy Viamonte and Steve 
Raynor (.326) to spNt the 
work according to the pitching 

In the outfield, Athey has 
veterans Glenn Dryden, John 
Dickson, Bob Skilling and Jon 
Powers along with freshmen 
Dave Novak to work with. 

The pitching problem of 
1970 may be solved. Steve 
Raynor who posted a 6-3 log 
with very little help, will be 
back as the number one hurier. 
Novak could be the consistant 
number two that the Sho' 
lacked last year; Carrington 
(1-1) will be number three. 
Relief help will come from 
Viamonte. Dickson, and 

Competition will come from 
Towson and Western Maryland 
in the Mason-Di.\on and from 
Upsala in the Middle Atlantic. 
But if the Shoremen 
pitching holds, look for a high 
finish in both leagues. 

Girls' BB 
Standing s 

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Queen Anne's 

Alpha Chi 

Kirsch's Texaco 

Service Station 

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The Washjbgton Elm 

Friday March 12, 19) 

Riders to 



by Debbie Goldstein 

Hunters and junipers will 
dominate the action which will 
take place at the farm of Mr. 
and Mr. Pete Burgess in Rock 
Hall on April 3rd. when the 
Washington College Riding 

Club will hold the first 
Maryland horse show of the 
season. The show will feature 
events requiring skills of both 
hoise and rider in jumping and 
equitation classes and it should 

provide an interesting day for 
all those sharing a concern in 
horses. A team competition 
will also be introduced in this 

show, the first in a series of 
three; the other two are 
scheduled for April 24th and 
May 2nd. Teams composed of 

three horses and riders will 
compete in designated classes 
for points and at the 
conclusion of the last show,, 
the winning team will be given 
a special award. Riders from 
various schools, hunt clubs, 
and riding clubs throughout 
the state will compete against 

club members from 
Washington College: Cindy 
Thompson. Ellen Rohrbacher, 
Susan Hoover, Mary Jane 
Eavenson, Debbie Goldstein, 
and Ross Peddicord. 

On Saturday night, 
following the show, the riding 
club assisted by the AOPl 
Sorority, will manage an 
informal Old Fashioned Hoise 
Show Dance, featuring the 
music of Mr. Chauncy Brown, 
a well-known entertainer, 

whose most notable 
performances were in the 
White House when he played 
for Presidents Eisenhower. 
Kennedy, and Nixon. A buffet 
supjjer is planned for 8:00 that 
evening, and dancing will 

follow beginning at 9:00. The 
dance committee will have Mrs. 
Richard duPont, Mrs. Clifton 
Miller, and Mrs. Charles 
Merdinger, ser\-ing as Honorary 
Chairmen. All proceeds for the 
dance will go to the 
Chesapeake Bay Foundation 
and the Miller Library Book 
Buying Fund. 

Lew Young, W.C. sophomore sensation, goes up 
for a shot against Loyola. 

Laurel Trip Ends 
Season For Skiers 

By Tony Lilly 

A weekend at Laurel 
Mountain marked the end of 
the '71 season for the 
Washington College Ski 
Association. This was the third 
major trip of the first year club 
and as successful as the others. 
Laurel Mt. is located in the 
Appalachain Mountains of 
western Pennsylvania. 
Although located in the south 
of big-time skiing. Laurel 
boasts one of the most 
challenging expert trails in the 
East. Appropriately named 
Lower Wildcat, the slope is 
over 200 yards long at 26 plus 
degrees. The rest of the area is 
geared more to the tiepnner 
with only a few inter- 
mediate-expert runs. While W. 
C. received rain last week. 
Laurel picked up over 14 
inches of snow, providing 
adequate coverage. Most 
pleasantly. Laurel is little 
known and therefore not 
plagued with the normal 

weekend crowds, hence no lift 

Lodging for the weekend 
was found at the Green Gables, 
only ten minutes fromtheskiing. 
The atmosphere of the 
condominium. The Diggings, 
enhanced the trip even more. 
The building was done in stone 
and wood and appeared to be 
lifted out of Austria. The skiers 
returned to campus Sunday, 
sadly enough leaving Laurel 
with a fresh snow storm in 

The W. C. S. A. closes the 
year with two other major trips 
and two day trips on the 
books. Still planned for this 
year are two films from Hart 
Ski. These films will be shown 
to the community with the 
tenative dates being the first 
and sixth of April. Skoal. 

Rtdmg Club 

Morse St^ouj 

Co- sponsored 

To by ^el 

Apul 3,l'^1 

SKouJ- 10 AM 



Young Top Rebounder 
in Conferences 

The Shoremen, despite a 
I osi ng basketball season, 
uncovered during the 1970-71 
season an all-around star in 
sophomore center Louis 
Young, the top rebounder in 
both the Mason-Dixon and 
Middle Atlantic Conferences. 
Young scored 395 points to 
come the second highest 
scoring sophomore in 60 years 
of Washington College 
basketball. All-time Shore 
leader Nick Scallion netted 568 
points in 22 games during the 
1949-50 campaign. Young 
moved past Jack Bei^en (389 
in 1952-53), Frank Marion 
{328 in 1967-68), and Jack 
Carroll (311 in 1922-23) in the 
coveted 300 point region for a 
second year player. With 459 
point<i in two seasons the 
former Forest Park High 
School (Baltimore, Md.) star 
has a great chance to become 
the ninth player in Washington 
College cage history to reach 
1000 points. 

During the past season 
Young hauled down 393 
rebounds, 157 off the offensive 
boards and 236 from the 
defensive side. He went over 
twenty caroms in eight 

contests with a 27 rebound 
high against Western Maryland. 
His overall average was 17.2 
with a 19.3 pacesetting log jn 
the Mason-Dixon and a 16,6 
mean in the Middle Atlantic 

Young was over 20 points ii 
seven games while averaging 
17.3 points per game. He hil 
on 36 percent of his shots from 
the floor and was second on 
the team in assists with 20. 

Coach Tom Finnegan called 
Young, "the nucleus of out 
team, both offensively and 
defensively. He played almost 
every minute of every game 
and gave usa 100%effort." 

Finnegan pointed out that 
Young went up against some o( 
the top centers in the east - 
Mike Krawczyk of Loyola, Bob 
McClure of Muhlenberg. Don 
Sechler of Delaware Valley, 
Cedric Geter of PMC and Don 
Marvel of Upsala. 

Young, left completely off 
the Mason-Dixon all-star team 
despite a 16.1 scoring average 
and a 19.3 loop-leadmj 
rebounding clip, is currenll) 
the top rebounder and i\(ih 
highest scorer in the southem 
division of the Middle Atlantic 

Young's Statistics 












Maryland State 












Salisbury State 









Mt. St. Mary's 



Catholic U. 



Delaware Valley 









Western Maryland 



Lebanon Valley 






Franklin & Marshall 









Towson State 



Johns Hopkins 






Overall Average 

Awisis - 9n (9nH nn to 


Free Throws . StT- 

Field Goal Average - 36% 
Overall scoring average - 157 offense - 236 defense. 

Sports Quiz 

1) Who was the last Lacrosse team to be shutout 
by Washington College? What was the score? 

2) Who was the last team to shutout a Washington 
ten? What was the score? 

3) Which defensive player had an assist last year? 
This defensive player also scored against Washington 
and Lee two years ago? 

4) What year did Washington play Villanova, U 
Salle, Duke, Brooklyn, University of Florida in 
basketball and win two of those five games? Which 
teams did they defeat? 

5) What were the only two lacrosse teams to go 
undefeated in USILA action last year. 

Ask your friendly sports information director fo' 
the answers. 


Boathouse Controversy 

Sho' Ten 
Loses Tough Oni 

-MP 88 1972 

mmm college 


XLII No. 1 


FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1971 

I Upperclass Scholarship Fund 
I Initiated by Senior Class 

Newly elected members of the Senior 
Women's Honor Society are from left to 
right: front row: Doris Swauger, Phyllis 
Blumberg, Sandra Pelkey; second row: Gina 
Oliva, Laurie Moon, Pat Robison; third row: 
Jan Larmey, Emmy Lou Spamer. Peggy Irwin, 
Pam Davis, Sue Hooever, Alison Cooksey, and 
Sue Wilson. 

Senior Honor Society 
Chooses New Members 

The Senior Women's Honor 
Society, the only honorary 
organization for women at 
Washington College, has just 
completed selection of its new 
members from the women of the 
junior class. Selection was based on 
scholarship, leadership, and loyalty 
and service to the college. The new 
members are: Sandra Pelkey, 
Allison Cooksey. Sue Hoover, 
Diane Sanchez, Pam Davis, Sue 
Wilson, Karen Dembinsky, Doris 
Swauger, Lauren Moon, Pat 
Robinson, Phylhs Blumberg, Peggy 

Irwin, Jan Larroey, Gina Oliva, and 
Eniny Spamer. 

Service Group 
The society, more commonly 
known as SWHS, is primarily a 
service organization. This year the 
group sold student directories and 
worked jointly with the Placement 
OfHce in sponsoring the Careers 
Symposium on March 30 ■ 31. 
SWHS is currently working with the 
department heads of WC to 
centralize information in the library 
about graduate schools. 

in an attempt to demonstrate 
student concern over the problem 
of financing an education at 
Washington, a scholarship 

committee under the direction of 
Senior Class President George 
Williams is organizing a campaign to 
solicit money from the student 
body to be directed towards upper 
class Hnancial aid students. 

Although the money raising 
effort is sponsored by the Class of 
'71, representatives from all four 
classes are working on the project. 

Program Begins 

The program, which began last 
week and will be completed at the 
end of this term, will replace the 
more traditional graduating class 
gift to the school. 

Senior President Williams 
explained the format the program 
would take at a worker's meeting 
recently. A complex system has 
been established to ensure that all 
students are contacted and solicited 
for a conirtbution. At the bend w^l- 
be the chairman followed by ten 
sub-chairman from all classes. Each 
sub-chairman is in charge of three 
division leaders who in tum 
responsible for three solicitors. The 
duties of the 90 solicitors will be 
the actual contacting and 
requesting of donations. All money 
coUected will be funneled through 
the chain of command back to the 

deposits which are refunded at the 
completion of the term. 

The campaign slogan, "Give 
until it helps ■ You", will be used in 
publicity and be printed on the 
pledge donation cards. The 
committee members hope that this 
student display of active interest in 
their education will encourage 
potential outside donators to 

support the college. Such a 
situation occurred when the 
student body decided to fo^o an 
elaborate Spring Weekend and 
directed the money instead to 
scholarship funds. The action, 
which was reported by a national 
wire service, prompted one 
philanthropist to contribute a 
515,000 gift to the school. 

Anderson selected 
as new Elm Editor 

Refund Deposits 
Williams suggested that one 
means by which students can 
contribute without strapping 
themselves fmancially would be to 
tum over their key and room 

The Elm sUff for the 1971 
spring and 1972 fall terms has been 
announced. Editor-in-chief is Geoff 
Anderson, a junior from Shaker 
Heights, Ohio; associate editor, Bill 
Dunphy, a sophomore from 
Wilmington, Del.; managing editor. 
Bob Danner, a sophomore from 
Lambertville, N.J. 

Anderson was formerly sports 
editor of the Elm, and Danner was 
the Managing editor. 

The news editor will be Bob 
Creenberg, a freshman from 
Rockville, Md.; features editor, Jan 
Finley, a freshman from 
Beachwood, N.J.; and sports editor, 
Dave Griffith, a junior from 
Northbrook, III. 

Publications editor will be Mary 
Jane Eavenson, a sophomore from 
Malvern, Pa.; business manager, 
Eileen Shelly, a junior from 
Baltimore, Md.; circulation 
manager, Jon Spear, a sophomore 

from Baltimore, Md.; and 
advertising manager, Debbie 
Goldstein, a sophomore from 
Prince Frederick. Md. 

The editor-in-chief stressed the 
fact that the new Elm would be "■ 
paper by the students and for the 
students." He added that "the Elm 
will be strictly objective" in its 
news coverage. 

chosen for 
next year 

Colts Reject 
Campus Bid 

Despite eariier speculation that 
the Baltimore Colts would bring 
their summer training camp to 
Washington, Business Manager Mr. 
Gene Hessey, announced this week 
the Colts' intention to continue 
using the facilities at Western 
Maryland College for at least 
another year. 

According to Mr. Edward 
Rosenbloom, Business Manager of 
the Baltimore team, various factors 
affected the group's tmal decision. 
Among these were the increase in 
travel time to Baltimore which a 
move to Chestertown would make. 
Whereas Washington is one hour 
and a half traveling time, the Colts 
present facilties in Westminster 
require only a 45 minute trip. Mr. 
Rosenbloom also was wary about 

undertaking such a transfer 
immediately following a 

championship season and also 
problems would occur in arranging 
'Continued on Page 2) 

BLM editors for this spring and 
next year are: front row. Sports 
Editor Dave Griffith, Features Editor, 
Jan Finley, Publications Editor, M^ry 
Jane Eavenson, f\/lanaging Editor, Bob 
Danner, Business (Manager Eileen 

Shelley, Associate Editor BUI Dunphy; 
second row, Editor-in-Chief Geoff 
Anderson, News Editor, Bob 
Greenberg, and Circulation Manager, 
Jon Spear. 

The Student Affairs Office spent 
spring vacation wading through the 
89 applications (49 women and 40 
men) for Residence Assistants and 
proctors, trying to choose 18 
women and 10 men for positions. 

An informal party was held on 
April 1 for those chosen. This 
kicked-off the eight week training 
session which will cover counseling 
techniques, drugs and building 

In charge of women's 
dormitories next year will be: Pam 
Davis, Peg Jackson, Meredith 
Koran, Debby Veystrk , Margi 
Magoun, Pam Locker, Barbara 
Gleason, Peggy Bradford, Dianne 
Glover, Betsy Murray, Emmy 
Spammer, Maiy Jane Eavenson, Pat 
Counselor, Vickie Lazzell, Jeannie 
Gershenfeld, Mary Ann Leakley 
and Leslie Alteri. 

Those holding positions on the 
other side of Rt. 213 will be; Tom 
Hodgson, Bill Ennett, Brad Carney, 
Roger Stenerson, Ed Brennan, 

Larry fsraelite. Dale Trusheim, Bill 
Qrundage, Paul Eldridge and Bill 

Floor assignments will be 
decided upon at a later date. 

Page 2 


Statement of Policy 

The Washington Elm 

Friday, April 9, 1971 

In the coming year it will be the policy of this paper to 
use only news which directly affects the students, 
administration and faculty of Washington College. Any 
non-campus news will be used according to its relevance to 
the college community. 

Since this paper is not a public relations outlet for the 
school, it will strive to offer constructive criticism concerning 
problems which affect the college community. Through this 
constructive criticism we hope to generate interest in 
collective activities and foster a more socially and 
intellectually stimulating environment. It is our hope that 
increased student interest and activity will result in a 
proportionate increase in the quality and quantity of the 
various activities offered here on campus. 

An Involved and interested student body will not only 
create an environment to learn and develop in, but enable us 
to expand our horizons, while at the same time cope with the 
more pressing and important problems facing our nation and 
the world today. 

Absence of 
Phi Beta Kappa 

The administration should be commended for Its recent 
actions in bringing a Master's program to the College. This 
action is a step In the right direction in making Washington 
College a first-rate academic Institute. A Master's Program 
will do much to enhance the intellectual atmosphere at 
Washington College to the benefit of both students and 

However, the fact tfiat the College is still not a first-rate 
institute is all too clearly implied by tiie absence of a Phi 
Beta Kappa Chapter. Despite a newly constructed library, the 
number of volumes in the library is at present totally 
inadequate to service the needs of an undergraduate school. 
With a Master's Program being instituted, the new library 
(with a capacity of 160,000 volumes) Is already obsolete for 
an expanding college program. 

Another reason for the lack of a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter 
is the small percentage of faculty members with doctorates. 
The administration has taken steps to correct this. However, 
a doctorate does not imply good teaching. 

Another distressing factor directly related to Phi Beta 
Kappa's absence is the large number of graduates with less 
than a 2.0 cumulative average. Dean Seager, at this moment, 
is examining alternatives to correct the situation. 

Whether a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter is instituted on campus 
or not is irrelevant What is important is the factors involved 
in its absence. It is hoped that in the future, steps will be 
taken to strengthen Washington College academically. 

Proposed College Boathouse 



Edilor-in-Chiel' Geoff Anderson 

Publications Editor Mary Jane Eavenson 

Business Manager Eileen Shelley 

Associate Editor BQl Dunphy 

News Editor Bob Greenberg 

Features Editor Jan Finley 

Sports Editor Dave Griffith 

Managing Editor Bob Danner 

Circulation Manager Jon Spear 

Advertising Manager Debbie Goldstein 

Typbt Mary Ruth Yoe 


Editorial Board: Geoff Anderson, Bill Dunphy. Bob Danner. 
Photography; Geoff Andereon, Bob Danner. Mike Dickinson. 

The ELM is published weekly through the academic year except 
during official recesses and exam periods, by the students of 
Washington College in the interest of students, faculty, and alumni. The 
opinions expressed by the editors of the ELM do not necessarily 
represent those of the College. 

College Boathouse Undecided 

Washington College's efforts to 
~~-j:atnict a boathouse (or the crew 
and sailing clubs have drawn 
criticism from some towns-people 
who oppose such a structure as a 
potential eyesore. 

The building, currently located 
at Truslow Farm, was donated to 
the college by John Truslow. The 
college wants to relocate the metal 
structure on the Chester River in 
front of the Hynson -Ringgold 
House at W?ter and Cannon streets. 

The college administration must 
obtain permission from three 
governing bodies before it can go 
on with the project. The Historic 
District Commission, which 
overseas all construction in 
Chestertown's National Historic 
Area, has already voted 4-1 in favor 
of the boathouse. The project must 
also be okayed by the Wetlands 
Licensing Commission, a state 
agency that regulates development 
along waterways and marshlands in 
Maryland. This Commission held a 
hearing last Friday and will render a 
decision in a few weeks. Finally, 
the Zoning Appeals Commission 
must grant special permission for 
the boathouse, whose dimensions 
shghtly exceed the permissible 
dimensions for that area of 

Opponents of the boathouse 
claim that it is not "colonial 
looking" enou^ for the Water 
Street area and have been 
circulating a petition around town 
to prevent its construction. They 
also claim that such a building will 
be detrimental to the beauty of the 
old homes and formal gardens along 
the river. 

Proponents counter that the 
structure will screen two existing, 
unsightly bams between the 
Cannon Street and High Street 
docks. In addition, the bulkheading 
necessary to put up the structure 
will prevent the annual flooding of 
the formal garden in front of the 
I Hynson- Ringgold House. 

The project will cost the college 
$25,000 to $30,000, all of which 
has already been donated by friends 
of the College. The building, in 
addition to being more convenient 

for crew practice, would serve with 
the improved formal garden as a 
reception area and meeting place 
for the college and the community 
at large. 

Sidney Ploss to Speak 
on Kruschev Memoirs 

On April 14, at 3:00 p.m. in 
Hynson Lounge, the Hyland-I*rice 
Lecture Series will present 
Professor Sydney Ploss. His topic 
will be, "Krushchev's Memoirs as an 
Historical Source," 

Dr. Ploss received his PhD. in 
Russuan Re^onal Studies from the 
University of London in 1957. He 
was a Research Specialist for the U. 
S. Government from 1960-62 and 
worked at the Center for 
International Studies in Princeton 
from 1962-1964. From 1964-66 he 
was a faculty member of the 
Political Science department at the 


April 9 

Baseball vs. Upsala 3:00 

April 10 

Tennis vs. UMBC ■ 2:00 

Folk Concert 8:30 p.m. 

Tawes Theatre. 

April 11 

Elm • Pegasus Film Series - 
"1984" 8:00 p.m. Tawes. 

April 13 

Student Recital 
8:30 p.m. Tawes 

April 14 
Sidney Ploss 
3:00 p.m. Hynson 

University of Pennsylvania. 
Currently, Dr. Ploss is Associate 
Research Professor of International 
Affairs at George Washington 

Considered an expert on current 
Kremlin Politics and the Krushchev 
era, he has published many articles 
and other pubhcations dealing with 
Russia. His most important book, 
ConPict and Discussion Making in 
Soviet Russia, was pubhshed in 
1965. The lecture will not only 
examine the Khruschev Memoirs but 
will analyze their importance in 
relation to current Kremlin politics. 


(Continued From Page 1) 

transportation for pre-season 
exhibition games. 

The Colts' decision does not 
preclude the possibility of a 
transfer here next year. Team 
officials were impressed with 
present facilities and encouraged by 
the steps taken to air-condition 
certain college buildings. 

Although original plans had 
called for the football team to use 
the facilities jointly with summer 
students in the new Masters 
program. School administrators 
report that the Colts' turndown will 
not adversely affect the graduate 

Friday, April 9, 1971 

The Washington Elm 

Incoming Freshmen 
Observe Campus Life 


Nearly one hundred high school 
seniors got a glimpse of college life 
at Washington last weekend as the 
Admissions department sponsored 
its annual Pre-Freshman day. 

The students, representing 
numerous Eastern states, were all 
already accepted for September 


Saturday's day-long activities 
began with an early morning 
registration. Cottee and doughnuts 
were served whQe the 

administrative staff, faculty 
members, and representatives of 
student organizations talked with 
prospective students and their 

Next on the agenda was a 
welcome by President Merdinger, 
Dean Seager, Business Manager 
Gene Hessey, and SGA President 
Peter Heller. 

Kappa Alpha 
Hosts Picnic 

Beta Omega Chapter of Kappa 
Alpha Order will host a picnic for 
some of the area children on 
Sunday, May 2. Smiles and thanks 
from brothers and guests at the 
Christmas party were what 
prompted a second event. The 
picnic will feature a hotdog and 
hamburger lunch and all the regular 
picnic games .Pe-co-meth will 
provide the campgrounds and the 
brothers will do the cooking. 

To raise money for this project 
the brothers and pledges will be 
selling raffle tickets through the 
month of April. Many of 
Chestertown's businesses have 
contributed prizes for the endeavor. 
The Texaco Service Center has 
given a fust prize of a full service 
job including lube, oilchange, and 
oil filter. Bonnetts Town and 
Country Shop, Sutton's Towne 
Stationers, The College Bookstore 
have each contributed $5 gift 
certificates. Legget's Department 
Store has arranged to have the 
tickets printed free of charge. All 
money raised but not used will go 
to the Bureau of Social Services. 

"The day should be memorable 
for the 45 children involved but the 
help of the campus and town 
community will be needed. Tickets 
will be sold in Hynson Lounge and 
through the town; please help." 

by Kevin O'Keefe 
Later, group tours of the campus 
were conducted by students 
through dormitories, lounges, the 
bookstore, snack bar, and other 

Discuss Majors 

In regards to academic interests, 
department chairmen and senior 
faculty members are available to 
discuss majois, courses offered, and 
policies at an afternoon session. 

The fte-Freshman Day program 
was concluded with Washington's 
marathon lacrosse game against 
Denison University. 

Acquire New 

The chemistry department has 
announced that the Crystal Trust 
Foundation has authorized an 
$18,600 gift to the Department of 
Chemistry at Washington CoUege 
for special scientific equipment. 
The instruments include a recording 
ultraviolet- visible spectrop- 
hotometer, a nuclear magnetic 
resonance spectrometer and a 
microscope with camera. 

The -much-needed instructional 
equipment will help Washington 
College maintain the recognized 
quality of its education, enabling 
the institution to prepare potential 
chemists for graduate study and 
industrial research. 

The ultraviolet visible recording 
spectrophotometer and the NMR 
spectrometer will help in structural 
determination of organic and 
inorganic molecules and in kinetic 
studies of organic reactions. The 
microscope-camera will be used to 
monitor the progress of solid state 

Dr. Joseph H. McLain, chairman 
of the department of chemistry, 
said, "The addition of this 
equipment wLl greatly increase our 
undergraduate research capabilities, 
an important part of the chemistry 
department at Washington College. 
These important tools of modem 
research will enable our students to 
go into industry and graduate 
school with a thorough background 
in their fields." 

The Crystal Trust was 
established in 1947 in Wilmington, 

Drama major Pam Locker, shown here as 
she appeared in V. S. A.' wiii play dual roles 
as lead in The Good Women of Setzuan' by 

Horse Show 
Is Success 

by Debbie Goldstein 
The Washington College Riding 
Club opened the Maryland horse 
show season on Saturday, April 
3rd, at the farm of Mr. and Mrs. 
Pete Burgess in Rock Hall. It 
proved to be quite a successful and 
rewarding day for the riding club, 
who attracted a large crowd of 
horses and ponies from the Eastem 
Shore area with their well-planned 
jumping courses and selection of 
trophies and ribbons. Club 
members, Ross Peddicord and 
Debbie Goldstein competed in 
several classes, and rode home with 
a few honors. Ross showed his 
newly acquired Brouhaha in the 
Hunt Teams class, where he teamed 
up with two riders from the area, 
and placed second. 

Goldstein First 
In the Equitation Under Saddle 
class for riders 18 years of age and 
over, Skymaster. a bay gelding 
owned and ridden by Debbie 
Goldstein, bested the competition 
to win first place. Ross Peddicord 
was fourth on Brouhaha. 

Dr. and Mrs. Norman James, the 
advisors for the riding club, 
attended the show with their son. 
Macgill, who took his first ride on 
Brouhaha, and placed second in the 
Lead Line event. 

Buffet Supper 
Following the show, a buffet 
supper was held; later in the 
evening, many people, all sharing an 
interest in horses, danced to the 
music of Chauncy Brown amidst 
horse silhouettes and straw bales 
supplied by the AOPi Sorority, 

'Good Woman ' Cast; 
Rehearsals Begin 

Auditions for Sertolt Brecht's 
The Good Woman of Setzuan were 
held in the Green Room on March 
29. Paul Mazer, the director, 
supervised the reading. 

Locker in Lead 

Fresh from the cast of U. S. A. is 
Pam Locker cast in the title part. 
Also from the U. S. A. cast are Joel 
Elins and Ca. Button as Mr. Shu Fu 

and the First God, respectively. 
Mark Lofaell and Dave Meiritt are 
other Drama Department veteran's 
cast in key roles. Rounding out the 
company are many other people 
who have answered the call of duty 
to the theatre. They are Thom 
Snode, Elyn Dye, Bob Murphy. Lee 
Klug, Barbara Price, Larry Israelite, 
and Harold Thompson. And still 
others are Washington College show 

"In A Medieval Garden 


by C. A. Hutton 
business virgins who have answered 
the call of Mr. Ziegfeld for the first 
time. Making their debuts are Justy 
White. Sandy Richter, Sunshine. 
Lou Ellen Murphy, Steve Oshins, 
Barbara Daly, Beth Taylor, Peggy 
Bendiner and probably a few more. 

Meg German, who survived stage 
managing Macbeth, is again serving 
in this capacity. 

Good Women should bring a 
whamo climax to the theatre this 
year and should be something to 
look forward to on April 29. 30, 
and May 1st. Bombs Away. 

This is one album that may be 

Delaware, by the request of the late iiwd to find, but worth the $2.50 

Irenee du Pont. 

IVCF Chapter Formed 

by Chuck Vuolo 

"For what we preach is not Meet Weekly 

ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, Participation in Inter-Varsity is 

With ourselves as your servanU for open to all. We meet weekly to 

Jesus sake. {2 Cor. 4:5) Since we inductively study the Bible in small, 

tiave the same spint of faith as he informal groups. All who are 

'I beheve, and so ! interested conUct Annie Marshall, 

who wrote 
spoke, we too believe, and so we 
speak, knowing that he who raised 
the Lord Jesus wDl raise us also 
with Jesus and bring us with you 
unto His presence." (C Cor. 4:13) 

Message Received 

As the Apostle Paul addressed 
this in a letter to the growing body 
of believers in Corinth, so is this 
message being received here on this 
campus now. The College is visited 
tegulariy by National 

Representatives of the Inter- Varsity 
Christian Fellowship. Its purpose is 
to promote Christian fellowship on 
the Washington College campus. 

Al Reynolds, Joe Getty or Kathy 
Caldwell anytime. 

you may pay for it. It's a collection 
of music from the Middle Ages 
performed by the Stanley Bueten's 
Flute Ensemble. This music is great 
for just listening and really getting 
into your head. The better 
selections are on the first side, 
especially Vincenzo Capinola's 
guitar concerto "LaSpagna". I hear 
it occasionally played on WMAL. 
Well, on to better things. 
"Company" Original soundtrack. 
This show just won the Tony 
Award as the best musical of the 
year, and rightfully so. I was 
fortunate enough to see the show 
last summer in New York and can 

praise it justly. 

The music is great (naturally, as 
Stephen Sondheim won two Tony's 
as the best lyricist and composer.) 

The story is about an unmarried 
crazy man - 5 married couples and 
life in New York City. The best 
songs are "Company," "Another 
Hundred People", "Being Alive". 
'The Ladies Who Lunch", and 
"Barcelona." "The Free Design sing 
for Very Special People" 

Flowers For 

\AU Octasions 


Chdtenown. Md. 
Phone 778-2525 

The Country Store 

High Street 

Chestertown, Maryland 21620 

"Come see the mouse with the personality 
in his tail." 


Milk Shakes 

Monday -Sil. 10 tjlii. - 12 
Sunday 11:30 ■.m. .12 p.m. 

Friday, April 9, 1971 

The Washington Elm 

Page 4 



by Dave Griffith 

As this is my first issue as the new Sports Editor, I think a 
few words about format are in order. Aside from a limited 
subscription to parents, and other friends of the college the 
ELM is read primarily by the members of the college 
community iuelf. Without really knowing, I'd thmk that a 
vast majority of these readers already know who won the last 
game and most of them could probably tell you the score. 
For this reason, the articles you read on this page in the 
coming year will center not on who won, but on outstanding 
individual performances, trends, and in general, information 
that the average reader doesn't have access to. Yet, because 
there is an uniformed segment of the people who read *e 
Sports Page and because the one-page format tends to do 
injustice to some sports, I hope to run a results section in 
most issues. It's my hope that such a combination will present 
a more realistic view of sports at WC, and if it's done right 
even make the page worth reading. 

t tt 
As intramurals roll around a number of decisions need to 
be made about the eligibility of players. Can a player who has 
lettered in baseball play Softball intramurals? Can a graduate 
or school employee play? In my opinion, anyone who wants 
to play should be able to, after all it's supposed to he for fun. 
But then how much fun is it to play a team with five 
ex-baseball players and lose 37-1 in two innings? At any rate, 
the decision should be made and then made public before 
rosters are due so that people know exactly where they stand 
to avoid mid-season hassels. 

Shoremen Nine wins 
Error Filled Opener 

Before meeting Haverford in an 
away game on Wednesday and 
Upsala in a home doubleheader on 
Friday, Washington had posted a 
2-1 season log. The Sho'man scored 
a 10-9 victory in 11 innings over 
Catholic University and a ten 
inning, 4-3 squeaker over Drew 
University around a 10-7 loss to 

Both Defenses Shoddy 

The Atheymen trailed most of 
the way against Catholic, but a 
bases-loaded double by Steve 
Raynor pulled the game out for 
Washington. Raynor started the 
game, and was reheved in the eighth 
by Novy Viamonte, who posted the 
win. The Shore defense committed 
nine errors, but the Cardinals 
helped out by committing sl\ of 
then- own. Paul Brown helped pace 
the Sho' attack with two RBl's. 

Eight Unearned Runs 

Against Swarthmore, starting 
pitcher Dave Novak was the victim 
of five Washington errors as the 
Quakers scored eight unearned runs 
in the first three innings on the way 
to the 10-7 win. John Dickson 
pitched well in relief, yielding only 
two runs. Raynor provided the big 
bat with a triple and four RBl's. 

Both teams were hurt by a poorly 
officiated game, during which the 
infield umpire threatened to clear 
the Washington bench after two 
disputed calls at fiist base. 
Fourteen Strikeouts 

Althou^ Drew scored three 
unearned runs against Washington 
in the fourth inning of Monday's 
game. John Dickson came back for 
Washington to knock in the tying 
run in the ninth with a bouncing 
single up the middle. In the tenth, 
Steve Sandebeck delivered a one 
cut, bases-loaded single to seal the 
victory for Steve Raynor. Raynor 
struck out 14 and allowed only 
four walks as he posted his first 
victory of the season. 

Bits and Pieces: Raynor leads 
the team with a .615 batting 
average and six RBl's. Ogens and 
Carrington sport .500 and .429 
averages respectively , while 
Sandebeck has four runs batted 
in.. .Washington has yielded 22 runs 
in 29 innings, but only four were 
earned. This gives the pitching staff 
a 1.24 earned run average... On the 
bad side, the Sho' defense has 
committed 18 errors in three 
games... Before losing to the Sho 
'men. Catholic U. had defeated a 
highly respected University of 
Baltimore nine. 

Redmen Edge Sho' Ten 
In Overtime Thriller 

Thinclads Nip Salis.; 
Lose to Gallaudet 

Saturday's game with Fairleigh 
Dickinson marks for the lacrosse 
team the fifth game in ten days. 
This scheduling, may very well 
explain the season's record when it 
is finally totaled. After an opening 
loss to North Carolina, the Sho'men 
were forced to find a permanent 
replacement for Dave Slama, who 
broke his jaw in an automobile 
accident during spring vacation. 
For the RPl game, Mark Stinson 
moved to defense; he responsed 
with a remarkably consistent game, 
for a newcomer. The following 
Saturday in what was a one of a 
kind lacrosse game, both Mark and 

defense addition Tim Barrow 
played well as Washington lost an 
11-10 heartbreaker in triple 
sudden death over-time. The game 
was marked by hard hitting 

defenses and an excellent Denison 
goalie. In addition, Pete Boggs 
scored three goals and helped the 
Sho' cause by gaining many kep 
face-offs in the closing moments. 
Perhaps thyoniy disappointing 
thing about the game was that in 
thirteen extra man opportunities, 
Washington only scored once, and 
obviou^y this could have been the 

The track team's first meet was 
actually a double dual meet which 
was scored as two separate contests, 
WC vs. Salisbury (77 - 67) and WC 
vs. Gallaudet ( 55 - 79). Coach Don 
Chatellier attributed the win to 
high point getters Frank Ogens, 
who won both the long and triple 
jumps, and Steve Bartalsky who 
hurdled highs and 440 
intermediates. Both efforts gained 
Washington 18 points. Howard 
Staut)er outtUstanced the field in 
the mile and placed high in the two 
mile to earn another 15 points for 
the Sho'men. 

Coach Chattelier explained this 
was really a year for building the 

track team. In total, 51 points in 
the meet were earned by freshmen. 
He hopes and feels that the team 
will develop into a strong contender 
in a few years. He feels that the 
teams* present strength lies in relays 
and in the shot and discus events. 
In general the times generally 
pleased him although he expressed 
regret that Bob Maskery pulled a 
muscle and had to be pulled out of 
a number of events. 


Freshman Pete de 
Selding shows off the 
serve which has given him 
an unbeaten record so far 
this season. 

Edged by 

As the Washington College Crew 
travels to the Potomac i 
weekend to compete in the Cherry 
Blossom regatta they take with 
them the knowledge that their 
performance in this race will pretty 
much set the tone for the rest of 
the season. Last Saturday, both 
Washington College boats were 
beaten by Williams College in the 
first race of the season, but this can 
hardly be taken as indicative of 
what is to be expected this season. 
The heavyweight boat has been 
plagued with problems and has 
been unable to practice 
consistently. Most noticeable of 
. these problems was stroke and 
captain Prank Iglehart's contraction 
of a fierce chest cold which forced 
him out of the boat for two days 
practice and out of the stroke seat 
fer aaQther two. 

The race itself was rather duD 
compared to most Chester Rivei 
races. After a 20 minute delay 
because of Salisbury's difficulty 
lining up, the race started with 
Williams jumping out to a quick 
lead. This lead was almost wiped 
out by the 500 meter mark, by 
both of the WC shells, but they 
were unable to overtake a strong 
Williams crew which slowly opened 
up water throughout the remainder 
of the race. 'Oiey were followed 
across the line by the Sho'men 
lightweights who beat the heavies 
for the first time in the school's 
history. Salisbury got off to a slon 
start and finished a distant fourth. 


WaihJnslon llghtwd 
waininqton heivlts 
Salisbury State 







Irlpis jump 






Freshman Greg Lane scores one of 
the three goals he had on Monday 

against the English All-Stars. 






Buckci (et al) 








a (Foitafl) 


Page 2 


Tennis Team 

Rides On 

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^ i;3Uffi£ 

XLII No. 2 


FRIDAY. APRIL 16, 1971 

To Hold 

student Government 
Association elections will be 
held on Thursday, April 22 in 
Hynson Lounge, Candidates 
may submit petitions until 
Monday. April 19. 

Thus far. the candidates for 
president are John Dimsdale 
and Brooks Bergner. Peter 
Boggs is a candidate for 
vice-president, and there are no 
candidates for secretary. Dale 
Trusheim is a candidate for 

Presidential candidate 
Dimsdale, currently SGA 
treasurer, says, "I have some 
ideas for renovating the SGA 
system. " He believes the 
judiciary board is too 
cumbersome. and would 
abolish the lower court if 
elected. This would minimize 
red tape, he feels. Decisions 
could still be appealed to the 
higher court. 

In addition, he would like 
to expand WC's social calendar. 
Instead of one big spring 
weekend, Dimsdale would 
schedule less expensive dances 
throughout the school year. 
The spring weekend would still 
be considered feasible if a 
big-name band would perform, 
and there was a likelihood that 
the dance would be a 

Bergner intends to "increase 
guest lecturers on relevant 
matters." He also believes that 

iContinued on Page 3' 

Fall Semester 1971 

Sept. 3 

. 24 


2 2- Jan. 

Friday Freshmen arrive 

Monday Labor Day 

Tuesday Upperclass students arrive and register 

Wednesday Classes begin for first semester 

Wednesday Thanksgiving holiday begins 12:30 p.m 

Monday Classes resume 8:30 a.m. 

Wed.-Tues. Final examinations 

Tuesday Close of the first semester 


Christmas holiday and interim vacation 

Spring Semester 1972 

Jan. 16 Sunday 

17 Monday 

Feb. 19 Saturday 

Mar. 4-12 

31 -Apr. 
. 3 
' 5 







Students return to campus, dorms open 
Semester classes begjn-spring term 
Washington's Birthday Convocation 11:00 
a.m. and Parents Day 
Spring Vacation 
Classes resume 

Easter Vacation 

Classes resume 

End of second semester classes 

Final examinations 

Alumni reunions 

Baccalaureate Service 11:00 a.m. 

Commencement 2:30 p.m. 

Proposed Courses Add 
'Practical Dimension ' 

Washington College has 
taken steps to add a "practical 
dimension" to the traditional 
liberal arts education, 
accord ing to Dean Robert 
Seager. The addition of a 
business administration 
concentration with an 
economic degree, along with 
formalized pre-law and 
pre-med programs, will give the 
Washington College graduate a 
stronger position once he has 
finished his four years at 

General Assembly Act 
Aids Private Schools 

As a result of the Maryland 
General Assembly's passage of 
the Mande! administration's 
bill to aid private colleges, 
Washington College will now 
be able to tap a new source for 
fiscal funding. 

According to College 
Vice-President Louis T. 
Hughes, the college is currently 
entitled to approximately 
$58,000 from the Maryland 
treasury. The amount of state 
financial aid ailoted to each 
institution will be determined 
by the number of Associate of 
Arts and Bachelors degrees 
each institution awarded in the 
previous year. 

The legislature, in its 


Candidates for the 
editorships for the Pegasus and 
Miscellany should submit a 
letter of application to 
Timothy Maloney by April 21. 

approval of the bill, attached 
no residency requirements so 
that Bachelor degrees earned 
by students from out-of-state 
will still be eligible for 
compilation in the school's 
degree count. 

Vice-President Hughes 
related this impression that the 
individual school will be 
allowed to determine the use 
of its own money. "My 
impression is that it will not 
{be restricted) but I honestly 
don't know." Plans now call 
for the state grant to 
Washington to be used as part 
of the general operating fund. 

Mr. Hughes credited the 
recently created consortium of 
private Maryland colleges, of 
which Dr. Merdinger is an 
officer, for aid in the bill's 
passage. He concluded with 
optimism that "this is just the 
b^inning; the state, in the 
next few years, will increase 
the support." 

The business administration 
minor will add such courses as 
Marketing to traditional 
economic theory. These 
courses should add to the 
student's practical business 
knowledge and enhance his 
chances of employment with a 

The pre-law and pre-med 
courses will coordinate 
undergraduate courses in the 
two fields. In the past, 
undergraduates had to 
improvise in developing 
schedules that met the 
requirements of the 
professional schools. Under the 
new programs, the chemistry 
and biology departments will 
organize the pre-med student's 
program in order to meet those 
requirements. In pre-law, new 
faculty member Minor Crager 
will design a complete course 
of study. Crager, who holds a 
LL.B., gave up private practice 
and will receive his doctorate 
in Public Administration from 
Texas this summer. 

In addition to these new 
programs, 1971-72 will mark 
the first year that Washington 
will offer an art major. 
Intermediate courses in 
drawing, design, and painting 
will be offered as part of the 
curriculum. Eventually, a 
concentration in commercial 
art may be offered as part of 
the art major. 

Three computer science 
courses will also be offered 
next year in conjunction with 
the mathematics and 
economics departments. These 
will add still another useful 
dimension to the course of 
study at Washington. 

New Calendar Adopted 
By College Faculty 

The College faculty voted to 
adopt the revised calendar for 
the academic year 1971-72 at 
its meeting on Monday night. 

Sarah Jayne, representing 
the Student Government 
Association in place of 
vacationing president Peter 
Heller, appeared at the meeting 
to express student sentiment 
on the new calendar and to 
answer questions from faculty 
members concerning student 


The one feature of the new 
schedule that should especially 
appeal to most students is that 
final examinations will be 
completed before Christmas. A 
student poll displayed much 
sentiment for this idea, which 
will eliminate the three week 
limbo period that now exists 
between Christmas and 
semester break. 

Under the new system, 
there will be three and a half 
weeksbetween flnalsand the 
opening of second semester 
classes January 17. Spring 
break will be March 4 through 
12. Although some students 
may object to vacation that 
early, a later vacation would 
result in a limbo period similar 
to the present calendar. The 
second semester ends on May 
5, examinations May 13. 
Graduation for the Class of 
1972 will be on May 20. 

As one faculty member 
pointed out, another advantage 


IFC weekend will take place 
this Friday and Saturday 
nights. Featured Friday night 
will be the Senior Class 
Auction followed by a dance. 
Saturday afternoon a bull roast 
will be held from 5-6 P.M. 
Fraternity open houses will be 
on tpp for the remainder of the 

to the new calendar is that 
Washington students will be 
available for summer 
employment at an eadier date 
than most other students. The 
disadvantage is that freshmen 
must report on September 3 
with classes beginning 
September 8. This feature of 
the calendar requires students 
to endure the traditionally 
muggy September weather on 
the Eastern Shore. 

To Speak 

On Campus 

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., 
United States Senator from 
Maryland, will give a talk on 
April 19 at 3:30 p.m. The 
public is invited. 

During his campus visit, 
Senator Mathias also will meet 
with students in political 
science classes, attend a 
luncheon and tour the campus. 

In November 1968 
Maryland voters sent "Mac" 
Mathias to the United States 
Senate where he serves on the 
Judiciary, District of 
Columbia, and Space 
committees. He also Is deeply 
interested in education and 
manpower training, urban 
development, and agriculture. 

A student of foreign affairs, 
Senator Mathias has proposed 
initiatives in policies toward 
Europe, Vietnam, and the 
Middle East. 

Senator Mathias has served 
as an assistant attorney general 
of Maryland and city attorney 
of his native Frederick, Md. In 
1958 he was elected as a 
Republican to the Maryland 
House of Delegates from 
Frederick County. 

U.S. Senator Charles McC. Mathias, Jr 

Page 2 

The Washington Elm 

Friday, April 16, 1971 

Guest Editorial 

Inauguration Preview 

Inaugurations of College presidents occur so 
rarely-the last one at Washington College was twenty 
years ago-that the many who have never attended 
such a celebration may fairly ask what its purpose is. 
I am grateful to Geoff Anderson for this space in the 
E LfVI to try to explore this question. 

First, an Inauguration is obviously a send-off, an 
expression of good wishes, to the person who is 
assuming the leadership of a college. To anyone brave 
enough-many vi/ould say foolhardy enough-to take 
on such a demanding task good wishes are surely in 

But an Inauguration is clearly much more than a 
celebration for one man. It is a celebration for an 
institution itself and for its ongoing continuity. At 
such a time one thinks of the men of past eras that 
have built the institution, as vimll as of the future 
under new leadership. Above all, perhaps, one focuses 
on the values for which the institution stands. This is 
a good thing-a necessary thing-for any human group 
from time to time to do. 

And so on next May 8 we shall hear a good bit about 
the great figures--from William Smith to Daniel 
Gibson-who have made Washington College what it 
is. Like a family wedding celebration the 
Inauguration will bring together the several 
generations of men and women who form the family 
of Washington College. It will be a celebration of 
what one might call the Academic Family as well. For 
the past twenty years Washington alumni have 
represented the College at many Inaugurations; it is 
now the turn of other colleges to honor us by their 
presence here--and, in coming, to learn something of 
the strides we have recently made and of others we 
hope to make in the future. In all this will be visibly 
demonstrated the solidarity of spirit that exists 
among those who cherish the values of schools like 
Washington College. 

What, then, ARE those values? If we have no 
values worth celebrating, then an Inauguration is not 
w/orth bothering with. In the hope that there is not 
and never will be any ONE way to summarize the 
values of Washington College, I would merely suggest 
three areas in which the best values of this College are 
perhaps found: 

(1) First, the College is a fundamentally free 
institution in a fundamentally free country. Free 
discussion and inquiry goes on in the classrooms of 
the College untrammeled by any political, economic, 
or religious ideology. No trustee or administrator here 
would dream of suggesting what "slants" are to be 
applied to sensitive issues. Such radically free 
institutions are very fragile and they need constant 

{2) Second, the College has deliberately chosen to 
nurture the special values that only a small liberal arts 
college, in its smallness, can really do justice to. We 
have eschewed the glamor of bigness and the easy 
valuations, so tempting to lazy minds, made in 
quantitative terms alone. Socrates cared about 
examining the quality of life and made his everlasting 
point quite without the aid of a big library, or big 
research grants, or a big list of "publications" to his 
name, or big athletic wins. At Washington College we 
have tried as the first concern to foster searching 
intellectual dialogue in an atmosphere of freedom and 
through small classes. In so doing we have honored 
the Socratic priorities. 

(3) Third (most elusive of all, and so I shall say 
very little about it) we have regarded students as 
whole persons- worthy of the friendship and concern 
of whole persons for one another-not as cards fed 
into a computer or merely as "minds" to be trained 
in academic disciplines. In our present age this may 
turn out to have been the most worthwhile feat of all, 
and in it lies the clue to why Washington College at 
the present time is, in Professor Newlin's words, a 
"humane and civilized community." 

To celebrate such values as these is tiie purpose of 
the Inauguration. The day should not be pompous or 
pious; it should be a colorful and joyful celebration. 
With good weather, it should even be fun. 

Peter Tapke 
Chairman, Inauguration Committee 

Kent Housing Problems - Chestertown homes similar to these accounted for a large 
part of the estimated 20% dilapidated Kent County housing, according to a recent 
University of Maryland study. 

Deteriorated Housing Plagues 
County Residental Sections 

by Kevin O'Keefe 



Kent County, like many of 
Maryland's Eastern Shore 
subdivisions, faces the 
monumental task of coping 
with an acute housing problem 
- rehabilitating and replacing 
wide areas of slum residences 
located primarily in the 
western sections oT 
Chestertown and in the 
county's more rural reaches. 

Last June alone, 45 families 
related to Chestertown Mayor 
P. M. Brooks and the Town 
Council their need for more 
adequate housinfi. 
Census Reveals Deterioration 
The degree to which the 
blight of substandard 
residences affects the area is 
uncertain. Statistics compiled 
in the 1960 Federal Housing 
Censui revealed that only 
61.1% of county homes were 
sound housing with all 
plumbing facilities. The same 
census revealed that rental 
housing accounted for a large 
portion of the poor building 
structures. Of 165 homes 
rented to families officially 
regarded as "poor", 72% were 
in deteriorated condition, 61% 
were constructed prior to 
1930, and IWo had no indoor 
toilet facilities. 

A study by the Agricultural 
Economics Department of the 
University of Maryland, 
released late in the '60's, 
termed 20.3% of Kent 
residences dilapidated. Another 
federal report, "A Crisis in 
Housing on the Upper Eastern 
Shore," published in the last 
year and using year and a half 
old statistics and testimony, 
was sharply critical of local 
efforts for improvement. 

It was this last report which 
prompted the Baltimore Sun to 
print a large expose on Upper 
Shore housing conditions. 
Local reaction was critical of 
the daily's coverage. The Kent 
County News took a "let 
sleeping dogs lie" attitude in an 
editorial advising the Sun that 

"m o r e . . . w i 1 1 be 

accomplished towards 
improvement if out-dated 
reports are permitted to remain 
in the files." 

Officials Respond 

Local officials are quick to 
counter criticism leveled by 
these three reports, charging 
that they are largely based on 
outdated statistics. They prefer 
instead, to point to the 
accomplishments on the local 
housing scene. 

One of the largest efforts to 
date has been the creation of 
low cost housing in Washington 
Park, near Chestertown. Homes 
in the development were built 
on land donated by Mrs. 
Louisa d'A Carpenter and 
originally sold for between 
$9000 and $10,000. 

"We . . . appeal to all the 
citizens of Chestertown to 
recognize some of the 
deplorable conditions around 
them. There are many, citizens 
of this town who do not have 
indoor plumbing of any type - 
not even running water. It is 
difficult to believe that in 
America in 1970. the era of the 
space race and the jumbo jet, 
that some of our fellow 
citizens are living in houses 
that were substandard at the 
turn of the century." 

Clarence Doran, President 
local NAACP chapter, to the 
Chestertown Mayor and Town 
Council, 1970 

In central Chestertown the 
Murphy Construction 
Company developed middle 
income residences on Calvert 
Street. Although only three 
townhouses were constructed, 
all with sales prices ranging 
from $13,000 to $14,500, 
local banking officials are 
encouraging the building of 

more by making loans 
available. Fifteen low cost 
homes were also recently 
completed in Fairlee. 

Agency Starts Innovation 

The most innovative 
program so far has been 
initiated by the Kent-Queen 
Anne's-Talbot Area Council, a 
local community action 
agency. The group has plans 
for constructing low Income 
housing in the area by 
employing and training 
unemployed young men to 
build the homes. The agency's 
first residence has already been 
completed in Quaker Estates, 
outside of Chestertown, with 
the house selling at cost. 

As promising as the local 
efforts to date have been, 
officials are all agreed that any 
massive building campaign will 
require large doses of federal 

But since federal regulations 
require that subdivisions 
applying for government 
financial backing must have 
operative housing authorities 
and a building code, 
Chestertown. which has 
neither, has been unable to tap 
that source for assistance. 

Search For Panel 

Plans are currently 
underway, however, 


eliminate this stumbling block 
to federal aid. Under the 
direction of a 21 member 
nominating committee, the 
town government is presently 
seeking five persons to fill 
positions on the new 
Chestertown Housing 

The new bod, when it 
becomes operative in July, will 
then be prepared to attempt 
channeling federal funds to 
combat slum housing, 
Chestertown's most obvious 

Friday, April 16, 1971 

The Washington Elm 


Spanish Students To Present 
A Night Of Spanish Cuhure 

The Spanish Club, cordially 
invites the public to "Noche 
Espanola". It is the first of our 
big endeavors and many are 
working hard to make it a 

The evening festivities start 
at 7 p.m. with dinner. The club 
members will serve the meal. 

by Sheila Whitelock 

consisting of a soup, appetizer, 
wine; paella, a combination 
platter of seafood, rice, and 
chicken; and flan for dessert. 
Everyone has their own 
variation of this famous 
Spanish dish and we are all 
anxious to taste it as prepared 
from Mr. Linville's recipe. Miss 

The Elm Peeks At 
Pegasus Progress 

bv Tom Danifil *^ 

Despite some 
financial problems, the 1971 
PEGASUS should be out 
September 16, and according 
to editor Brion Hanrihan, "It 
will be different" from the 
recent 1970 issue. The new 
PEGASUS will consist of five 
(12 inch X 12 inch) paperback 
volumes, each 25-50 pages in 
length. Volume One will 
contain the senior informal 
portraits which were taken last 
November. A photographic 
essay of various students and 
the faculty will comprise 
another volume. A third and 
fourth volume will include 
photographs of sports at 
Washington College and 
pictures of the Drama 
Department productions. A 
fifth and final volume will 
concentrate on two polar 
aspects of events at Washington 
College: freshman orientation 
and senior graduation. The 
reasoning behind the five small 
volumes instead of a single 
large book? '"To punctuate 
whatever we (the staff) have to 
say. It puts a start and a finish 
on the whole thing," 

Besides this drastic change 
in the overall concept of a 
make this new PEGAbUy more 
than merely a "scrapbook." 
There will be much less copy 
and prose -- instead 99 percent 
of the volumes will be 
photographs taken by 
Washington College students. 
Whatever words included will 

Pianist To 

by Tom Daniel 
inevitable be limited 




Ruth Laredo, pianist, will 
perform in a recital on April 16 
at 8:30 p.m. in Tawes Theater. 

She is being presented by 
the College Concerts Series. 
-Admission to the program is by 
season concert ticket, or 
single-admission tickets may be 
purchased at the door, adults 
$3 each, students $1. 

As a student of Rudolf 
Serkin at the Curtis Institute of 
Music and at the Marlboro 
Festival, Miss Laredo has 
performed in many chamber 
music combinations with Mr. 
Serkin, Pablo Casals, and Peter 

She has toured the United 
States, Europe and the Near 
East with "Music from 
Marlboro" and she has 
performed as recitalist, as 
soloist with major orchestras, 
in duo-recitals with her 
husband, violinist Jaime 
Laredo, and as chamber 

to captions for 
names and excerpts from the 
past year's Elms, treated as art 
work. Color photographs are 
being considered if the money 
is available. 

Slight finances is the major 
problem of the staff -which did 
however make some money on 
its film series. As of yet, there 
is no final figure for the cost, 
but each yearbook {box of five 
volumes) should cost between 
$12.50 and $15.00 to print. 
Essentially Brion Hanrihan and 
his co-workers Carole Denton, 
Bill Ennett, George Nickel, 
Geoff Anderson, and Carla 
Magnunson hope to create a 
photographic essay of "what 
was here during the past year" 
which will be subjectively 
interpreted by each student at 
Washington College. 

Leon will also be on hand to 
help out in the kitchen. 

Live entertainment will 
include a group of Flamenco 
dancers, with guitar 
accompanist. Pat DeGennero. 
Following will be the student 
production of Tren a "F". The 
players include Gali Sanchez 
(Carlos), Carol Ellyson {La 
Mujer), Nestor Sanchez {El 
Nino), Peggy Bradford (U 
Senora Garcia), Lynn Puritz 
(El Revisor), Geoff Anderson 
(El Oficial de la Compania), 
Dale Trusheim (El Viajero) and 
Mr. Clearfield (LaVoz de 
Carlos). In Train a "F". Bellfdo 
depicts an imaginary country 
which consists of a barren plain 
crossed by a train in which the 
inhabitants are travelling to 
F ..., which could mean 
happiness, paradise, social 
progress, or everyone's private 

Tickets can be purchased 
through any Spanish Club 
member at the low cost of 
three dollars. The money is 
being raised to start a 
scholarship fund to send 
students to study in 
Spanish-speaking countries. 
The money will also be used 
for next year's activities, a few 
of which include films about 
Spain and several guest 

Don't pass up this excellent 
opportunity for a night of 
Spanish intellect. 

Folk Concert 

by Debbie Martin 
It took much persuasion to didn't know you could play 

get me over to Tawes Theater 
on Saturday night to see Mike 
Seeger and other performers 
who presented An Evening of 
Traditional American Folk 
Music in accordance with Kent 
Conservation, Inc. 

Even though the tickets 
were $2.00 - the money is 
going to a good cause, the 
preservation of Kent County. 
The concert was hosted by 
Woody McDonald, who has the 
ability to capture the attention 
of an audience. He opened the 
program with Big Yellow Taxi. 
Carol deGennaro performed 
next. Her performance was 
rather shaky. The "what would 
we do without you, J. T." 
award goes to Mike McBride 
and Bill Matthews ( a duo who 
couldn't tap their feet 
together) with their 
performance of Fire and Rain. 

Woody McDonald made 
occasional appearances singirlg 
songs about sewers and 

Next to perform were Tom 
Hodgson. Mr. McHugh, and Mr. 

Johnston - Mr. Johnston, I 

the bass. Following their great 
performance were the 
Fourgiven. (Ingham, those 
sneakers have got to go.) They 
performed the same stuff 
they've been performing in the 
past heaven knows how long, 
but still performed better than 

Mike Seeger opened the 
second half with the most 
incredible autoharp solo I'd 
ever heard. Seeger then 
introduced his wife Alice and 
friend Hazel Dickens. 

Miss Dickens then 
performed. Her singing was 
awful, but she wrote two songs 
concerning the hardships of her 
family (brothers and father all 
miners) in West Virginia. Her 
lyrics were direct, moving and 
to the point. 

Mike and Alice Seeger 
proved their musicianship by 
demonstrating various 

After the concert I couldn't 
help but think that our campus 
needs more entertainment like 
Saturday night's. Maybe ... 



Sandals for Springtime Wear 
Shoes In All Colors, Including a 
Combination of Red, White & Blue 
Kent Plaza Shopping Center 

Ann Thompson models the popular "hot pants". 

"Hot Pants" Craze 
Hits CoUege Campus 

by Debbie Goldstein 

It's Spring and the increase 
in temperature causes a raising 
of eyebrows over the array of 
new fangied fashions; leggy 
news is revealing that the 
shortest pants in sight are here! 
Sidewalks, which were once 
filled with the prim midi-look. 
a spontaneous fiashback to the 
twenties, are now filled with 
Hot Pants, a further reduction 
of the popular miniskirt. The 
craze has caused fashion 
designers to create outfits for 
daytime wear with the little 
farm girl dungaree look and 
charming styles for formal 
evening wear in razzmatazz 
colors, ranging from materials 
of velvet to heavy cotton. 
Others have made a fashion hit 
by going to the less expensive 
extreme - a pair of pinking 
shears taken to a once loved 
pair of bermudas can reveal a 
pleasing sight to the wandering 
male eye. 

No one but the young, 
skinny, and daring can wear 
this new style. Great leags need 
a pair of hot pants to show 
them off. Of course, sandals 
and high leather boots are 
added accessories, which 
enhance the charm of the short 
shorts era. 

Boys give the nod to hot 
pants. The short look is smart 

and snappy; it is a sexy look, a 
breezy look, and a slinky look. 
Hot pants are a fashion, which 
have a particular place amidst 
the whirl of parties and picnics. 
They seem to be viewed 
everywhere; the most affluent 
are wearing them, including 
Joan Kennedy. The majority of 
boys on campus, looking at 
such campus personalities as 
Ann Thompson and Jan 
Finley, feel that a girl's legs 
should be seen, not hidden, 
and the more they can see the 
better they like it! 

Hurray for Hot Pants, 
Skinny Legs and All! 


the SGA-sponsored Open 
Houses have been a success, 
and would stage more of them. 
Bergner also expressed 
e n t h u siasm for student 
involvement in making 
available scholarship funds for 
needy students. He thought 
that this year's contribution by 
students to the scholarship 
fund was a worthy idea, and 
would "like to see this 
continue in the future," 

Page 4 

The Washington Elm 

Friday. April 16, 1971 



by Dave Griffith 

Start with 350 male students of varying athletic 
ability. Subtract at least 200 of these, who for varying 
reasons have no interest in competing in 
intercollegiate athletics. To this add six men and for a 
lack ol a better word call them coaches. In reality, of 
course, they're not just coaches for they spend a 
majority of their time selling cars, teaching English, 
interviewing students, teaching gym classes, lining 
fields, fixing scoreboards, arranging for meets and 
games and bailing people out of jail. 

Throw in, at least for this year, an earnest trainer, 
a defunct varsity club, an ever-smiling equipment 
manager-and then because of thefts, subtract most of 
the equipment he manages. Also, add or subtract (it 
doesn't matter for there isn't muchi the scholarship 
available for athletics. Finally to all this add in the 
desire that is always evident at the start of a season 
and then melts into its bedfellow, frustration -which 
grows with each setback. 

Now with the total of all these factors form a 
team and send them out against a school several times 
the size, with several times the money, and with 
coaches who are able to devote their time entirely to 
the team. The result? All too often it results in a 
week very much like the past one. 

This is the way athletics often are at Washington 
College, but obviously it doesn't do much good to 
just define a problem. So. in the next few weeks. I 
intend to look at most of these problems in depth, to 
show how other schools have handled them and to 
propose a few changes. My motives, 1 must admit, are 
entirely selfish. I'm simply tired of writing about this 
or that season being a "building" year. I want to 
write about a winning year. 

NEXT WEEK: Recruitment and scholarship -Two 
words a Washington College coach can't say in the 
same sentence. 



Laird Okie 1-2 

Pete deSelding 3-0 

Bill Mitchell 2-0 

Brooks Bergner 2-1 

JohnTansey 1-1 

DrewMcCulIagh 1-1 

Mike Harper 1-1 


Steve Banalsky leads his Western Maryland opponent 
coming over the final hurdle in the 440 intermediates last 
Saturday but was edged at the tape. 

Lacrosse Struggles 
with Hectic Schedule 

As the lacrosse team enjoys 
a well deserved week of rest 
before an away game with 
Hofstra next Wednesday, it's 
evident that inconsistency is 
the trademark for the season so 
fat. With both an offensive and 
defensive trio that have never 
played together before this 
year, consistent lacrosse can 
hardly be expected, yet it has 
already cost games that might 
otherwise have been won. 

No better example of this 
can be found then in the recent 
loss to Farleigh Dickinson. 
After playing an aggressive first 
half, the Shoremen went into 
the locker room wth an 8-4 
lead, but came out cold and 
eventually lost as F-D scored 
nine goals in the second half. 

On the following Tuesday, 
consistency, although once 
again lacking, wasn't necessary 
as a struggling Loyola team fell 

prey to a fourth quarter 
barrage and lost 10-2. The 
Shoremen controlled the ball 
most of the game as evidenced 
by a total of 63 shots taken by 
WC in the game. To make up. 
these 63 shots Bob Shriver and 
Pete Boggs each had the 
dubious distinction of missing 
7 shots apiece with Jody 
Haddow following closely with 
six misses. Greg Lane, however, 
was able to connect as he 
contributed to 70% of the 
goals with 4 scores and 3 

After traveling to one of the 
few stadiums in the country 
where a bounce clear might 
work-that is the astroturf of 
Hofstra, the team returns for 
two consecutive home matches 
against highly ranked 
Washington and Lee and 

Raynor Victor in 14 
Inning Marathon 

by Bill Dunphy 

Upsala batter follows Steve Raynor pitch during first 
game of doubleheader swept by Vikings. 

CREW: Cherry Blossom Kegatta 

Jr. Varsity 6:30 (Winner 6:08) 
Varsity 6:35 (Winner 6:01) 


Washington College 
withstood two shellackings by 
a powerful Upsula nine, and 
bounced back to defeat 
Haverford in baseball action 
last week. This leaves the She' 
at an even .500 going into 
Friday's game with 
Randolf-Macon on Kibler field. 

Upsala simply destroyed the 
Shoremen with scores of 14-0 
and 17-1 in last Friday's 
double header. Not only was 
Upsala a strong hitting team, 
but they played smart, 
mistake-free baseball. WC's 
defense didn't help matters as 
they committed 15 errors 
during the twinbill. Steve 
Raynor and Novy Viamonte 
absorbed the losses for 

Ed Athey unveiled his new 
looking Shoremen nine at 
Haverford on Monday. Steve 
Raynor won a 14 inning, 3-1 
ball game during which the 
diamondmen committed only 
two errors. The Sho' offense 
pounded out eight hits while 

Haveriord committed six errors 
leading to the three unearned 
runs. Viomonte had the only 
extra base hit for Washington, 
a two out bases empty double 
in the top of the twelfth 

Bits and Pieces: Frank 
Ogens' hitting streak was 
halted when he went 0-6 in the 
Haverford game. Frank had hit 
safely in the five previous 
games... Raynor has a 2.55 
earned run average with nine 
runsearned in 39 and 1/3 
innings pitched... The 
Haverford game was the third 
extra inning victory in addition 
the third victory overall for the 
Shoremen... The rumor is 
around that Upsula will not be 
rescheduled next season. Too 
bad, huh? 

by Bruce Widowson 

Tennis, probably the most 
ignored, least supported sport 
here at Washington appears to 
be a bright spot in the Spring 
Sports schedule. Sparked by 
the outstanding play of 
freshman Pete deSelding and 
supported by stellar play from 
returning netmen, the 
Shoremen promise to have a 
winning season. 

The recent win over UMBO 
tends to show this year's team 
has depth, a factor missing 
from previous years. The tennis 
team's current record of 2-1 is 
fairly indicative of the kind of 
season to be expected. 

This season's first match 
against Salisbury State turned 
into an athletic farce as our 
netmen swept all matches in 
straight sets to win 9-0. The 
second match of the season 
was against a comparatively 
stronger Drew University team. 
With the exception of 
deSelding the team was 
outclassed in both singles and 

The following match with 
UMBC was expected to be a 
toss-up. However, consistent 
playing by the Shoremen 
prevailed as they took five of 
the six singles to sew up the 
victory 6-3. 

If play continues at its 
current level, and barring any 
injuries a 7-4 record can be 


When the crew travels back 
to the Potomac this Saturday 
to compete against Temple and 
George Washington, vivid 
memories of a disastrous 
Cherry Blossom Regatta will go 
with them. A strong current, 
25 mph winds and lack of any 
attempt at organization 
resulted in a farce, not a 

The JV race was called to 
the starting line early and was 
forced to spend 2'/i hours 
fighting the current and wind. 
The race itself was anti-climatic 
after this ordeal. At one point, 
the starter tried a "floating 
start" in which the boats drift 
past the starting line, hopefully 
at the same time. Everything 
looked pretty good at the first 
start, but at the last second the 
current caught the Washington 
shell and slammed it sidewise 
into the starting boats. Once 
this situation was corrected 
and the race began, it was 
apparent it would be two 
separate 2-boat races. Virginia 
edged Georgetown for first 
place and the second 
Georgetown boat beat the 
Shoremen by a boat length. 
The varsity followed with a 
similar performance and also 
finished on the short end. 


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*8 1972 





Friday, April 23, 1971 

No. 3 

College Reevaluates May Day Committee Plans 

Washington College is 
preparing itself for 
reaccreditation next year by 
the Middle States Association 
of Colleges and Secondary 
Schools. The Association, one 
of six regional accreditation 
bodies in the United States, 
re-evaluates each of its member 
schools every ten years. 

Much of the work is done 
by the college itself. 
Reaccreditation, in effect, 

forces the institution to inspect 
its own policies in terras of 
what has happened during the 
past ten years and what is 
going to happen in the next 
ten. Every facet of Washington 
College from faculty salaries to 
scholarship aid is investigated. 
To accomplish this massive, 
self-examination, six 
committees have been set up: 
the Executive Coordinating 
Committee, the Academic 

Council, Admissions and 
Academic Standing 
Committee, Appointments and 
Tenure Committee and 
Student Life and Affairs 

Each committee, composed 
of administration, faculty and 
students, investigates and flies 
a report on a particular aspect 
of Washington College life to 
the Executive Committee. The 
Executive Committee in turn 
compiles these reports and 
prepares the final report for 
the Middle States Association. 

This final report will be 
submitted to Middle States in 
December. In January, an 
investigating committee from 
the association will visit the 
campus for several days to 
interview faculty and students. 
This committee will then send 
its recommendation on 
accreditation to the 

Perhaps the most valuable 
aspect of reaccreditation is the 
investigating team's suggestions 
for improving the quality of 
education at an institution. 
These suggestions often open 
up new areas in education 
which the college may explore. 

The six accreditation 
associations were formed at the 
time of the First World War. At 
that time, with many new 
colleges being founded, the 
bodies could guarantee 
minimum standards for higher 
education in the United States. 

College Foresees 750 As 
Maximum Enrollment 

Projections and impUcations 
of the possible growth of 
Washington's enrollment in 
future , years highlighted 
discussion at Tuesday's 
meeting of the recently created 
Long Range Planning 

According to Dean Robert 
Seager "in the forsecable 
future, 750 is the maximum 
amount of students we can 
handle without deficit 
financing and gambling on 

As a result, he doesn't 
predict a need for rapid growth 
in faculty size. In addition, all 
present campus facilities, 
except for dormitories, are 
capable of servicing 750 
students and the possibility of 
applying modular housing to 
the dorm shortage is being 

A student member of the 
panel pointed out that growth 
could be most easily 
accommodated in the science 
departments where facilities 
ai'e at present underutilized. 
Difficulties exist however, in 
attracting a large number of 
Science majors here. 

According to national 
enrollment trends presented by 
Mr. Richard Francis, 
Washington would reach its 
peak in 1977-78 with 950 
students. After that, private 
school enrollment, including 
Washington, is expected to 

However, Dean Seager later 
commented that Washington 
might possibly attract students 
who would normally attend 
Ivy League colleges but who 
were unable to, because of 
increasing tuition hikes. 

A major point raised in 
predicting future enrollment is 
the possible construction of a 
third Chesapeake Bay Bridge 
crossing from Kent County to 
Baltimore. The new road, 
which is being considered by 
state highway officials, would 
greatly shrink the driving time 
to the Baltimore Metropolitan 
area and might possibly result 
in the suburbanization of the 
local area. Panel members 
agreed that the college 
planning would be greatly 
affected by such a Facility. 

For Peace March On April 24 

The May Day Committee of 
Washington College, has 
enthusiastically engaged itself 
over the past month in 
disseminating information as to 
the various activities planned 
by the nationsil anti-war 
movement for late April (that's 
NOW!) and early May. 

A calendar of local events 
was initiated soon after the 
organization of the Committee 
itself, when Dave Beaudouin, 
sophomore was appointed 
Coordinator by the Student 
Senate's Executive Board on 
March 15. Appointments of 
other committee members 
soon followed: 

These are freshman Marty 
Williams, co-coordinator; 
sophomore Carole Denton, 
secretary; and sophomores 
Nancy Walsh and Elaine 
Swanekamp, publicity. In 
addition, Cindy Bliss was 
appointed to coordinate 
in-town canvassing, while Dr. 
Dwight Kirkpatrick agreed to 
serve as faculty advisor. 

The first campus action 
energized by the Committee 
was bringing the People's Peace 
Treaty to the S. G. A. for 
ratification. Originally on 
March 29, the S. G. A. tabled 
the ratification until senators 
could consult their 
constituents. However, on 
March 31, the Senate met in 
special session, resulting in 
ratification of the Treaty, 16 
for, 4 against, with one 
abstention, and five senators 

April 2, May Day sponsored 
a fast, in memorium to Dr. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. The 
much-needed dinner money 
contributions went to the 
National Welfare Rights 
Organization. There was an 
"all-campus" meeting April 6 
to discuss various ways 

students could support the 
anti-war movement. About 125 
people attended. 

A Teach-In was organized 
for April 14 at which 
approximately 40 people 
appeared. The Teach-In 
sponsored five Vietnam 

anti-war veterans who showed 
a Glm of United States actions 
in Southeast Asia. They 
offered information about the 
upcoming April 24 activities in 

And that's tomorrow. 

Education Group 
To Hold Lectures 

A series of five programs 
with the theme "Alternatives 
in Education" will be 
presented in coming weeks at 
Washington College by the 
Student Education 

Featuring three lectures by 
visiting speakeis and two films, 
the programs will be held at 
8:30 p.m. m the Hynson 
Lounge and the public is 

The April 15 presentation 
of "Free the Children" by Mrs. 
Terry Kros of the Boston firm 
of John Holt Associates dealt 
with the practical application 
of classroom taught concepts. 
According to Mrs. Kros, 
mathematics, for example, can 
best be taught by having a 
student transact a purchase 
involving the return of change. 

"A School Without Halls," 
featured in the April 20 
presentation by Mrs. Rae Zielin 
of the Parkway School in 
Philadelphia, emphasized that 
education can be accomplished 
without a traditionally 
structured school. The 
Parkway School presents the 
student with the opportunity 
to grasp educational concepts 

Fighting it out for Student Government president this 
year are John Dimsdale and Brooks Bergner. Elections for 
the top spot will be held Tuesday, April 27 in the dinner 

where they are applied. For 
example, journalism students 
learn by working in the offices 
of Philadelphia's daily papers. 

A film titled "Children as 
People", made at the 
Fayreweather School, Boston, 
will be shown April 27. 

On May 4, Mr. Chip 
Scammon will speak on "The 
Open Classroom". Mr. 
Scammon is with the 
Alternatives in Education 
Program sponsored by the 
American Friends Service 

The find program, on May 
6, will feature the well-known 
film, "High School," 

The Alternatives in 
Education series is being 
coordinated at Washington 
College by Mrs. Melinda B. 
Wrightson, a senior student 
from Virginia Beach, Virginia 
who heads the Student 
Education Association. 
Advising on the program is 
Thomas F. McHugh, assistant 
professor of education and 
director of the College teacher 
training program. 



Elections for S.G.A. officers 
will be held in the dinner line 
on Tuesday, April 27, 1971. 
The elections were originally 
scheduled for an earlier date, 
but were postponed for a 
number of reasons. 

Speeches will be held on 
Monday, April 26 in Hynson 
Lounge. At publication time 
candidates were: 

For President. Brooks 
Bergner and John Dimsdale; 

For Vice-President, Peter 
Boggsand Tom Hodgson; 

For Secretary, Karen 
Gossard, Vicki Lazzell, Ann 
Thompson, and Donna Cook. 

For Treasurer, Jeanne 
Lawrence and Dale Trusheim. 

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The Washington Elm 


Earth Week Plus One Draws 
The Time Is Now' L*"^* ^r No Attention Here 

Dissatisfaction with the war is rampant in the 
country. It is now not just primarily isolated on 
college campuses, but it is everywhere. Businessmen, 
clergymen, teachers, lawyers, union leaders, and even 
housewives are all beginning to become outraged at 
the loss of life and waste of economic resources 
involved in a war with no specific goal and seemingly 
no end. 

On the Washington College Campus, the Vietnam 
War has been the brunt of jokes, mockery, and 
endless discussions. A whole sub-culture has been 
built upon it. Yet despite repeated attempts to escape 
the by-products of an unpopular war, it touches each 
and everyone of our lives. Its impact cannot to 
blunted by our mockery or dissertations. We have 
attempted to "bore it to death" through a saturation 
of words, brains and bodies to the war's impact. 

But its impact cannot be avoided. It is as much a 
part of our campus as the Washington's Birthday Ball. 
To neglect to seriously consider our role as citizens is 
to shirk responsibility and render our eduacation 

Despite the rest of the country's activity 
concerning the war, the Washington College Campus 
has remined largely inactive. A teach-in was poorly 
attended despite very excellent speakers. And only 50 
people plan to go to Washington this weekend out of 
160 who expressed mterest: 

This year, there has been no Kent State or 
Cambodia to arouse our emotionalism. Any actions 
taken must be carefully thought out. The movement 
does not depend on any isolated traumatic experience 
which when after the initial effect has worn off 
regresses to inactivity and blatant opportunism. 

April 24 is a chance to show the government 
where we stand. The demonstration is non-violent 
and well planned. It is supported by clergymen, labor 
unions, and Congressmen. Disliking demonstrations 
due to claustrophobia, then here is the chance to 
petition Congressmen and government officials to let 
them know where we stand. 

Lack of activity with regard to the war can only 
signify favor with it. There is an abundance of 
opportunity at the present to express one's opinion in 
the manner in which one feels is best. The time is 
now. Don't fail to take on the responsibility that is 


Edifor-in4:hief Geoff Andenon 

PubUcations Editor Maiy Jane Eavenson 

Bigness Maiuger Eileen Shelley 

Assodale Editor Bill Dunphy 

News Editor Bob Greenberg 

Feattins Editor jan Finley 

Sports Editor Da« Griffith 

Managing Editor Bob Danoer 

Circulation Manager jon Spear 

Adwrtising Manager Debbie Goldstein 

■*>?•" Mary Ruth Yoe 

Editorial Board: Geoff Andereon, Bill Dunphy, Bob Danner 
PhotogTBphy: Geoff Andenon, Bob Danner, Mike Dickinson. 

TTie ELM is published weekly through the academic year except 
dunng official recesxs and exam periods, by the students of 
Washington CoUege in the interest of students, (acuity, and aliimni Tlie 
opmions expresKd by the editors of the ELM do not necessarily 
represent those of the College. 

Millions of Americans at 
this time last year were 
demonstrating and committing 
themselves to the improvement 
and maintainance of their 
environment during Earth 
Week, the nation's first massive 
movement for ecological 

One year later, activities for 
Earth Week Plus One, which is 
being celebrated currently, are 
drawing little or no attention 
as demonstrated by the lack of 
widespread support evident in 
the previous year. 

Last year, a full series of 
activities were scheduled at 
Washington College while this 
year, except for a local 
clean-up campaign planned for 
early May, nothing was or has 
been planned. 

Indeed, the fear expressed 
by some that Earth Week 1970 
was just another emotional 
issue in a Spring full of them 
may appear justified. 

Such critical speculation 
was expressed by a leading 
science magazine when it 
chafed that Earth Day 
programs "often took on a. 
quality of a country fair... 
"The same publication 
questioned "whether it was 
more than just a short term 
amusement for most 
participants. " Apparently to 
some, this current lack of 
visible interest has bolstered 
that contention. 

by Kevin O'Keefe 


On the other hand, many 
observers of the situation 
contend that merely the 
methods, not the intent of the 
movement, have changed. 
Larry Israelite, active in the 
ecological movement on 
campus and organizer of the 
May ctean-up, feels that the 
trend is moving away from the 
mass rallies characteristic of 






Letters To 

Dear Sir: 

Four children 

I really feel sony for the 

between the ages of 8 • 

seniors this year. As a January 

10 years are needed to 

graduate I have seen how W. C. 

appear in the College 

treats you. All that I've gotten 

Drama Department 

was a "well-done" from the 

production, "The Good 

captain whereas my friends 

Woman of Setzuan", 

from Baltimore University 

April 29. 30 and May 1. 

[Agnew went there, they have 

no entrance requirements) are 

starting jobs at $9500.00 per 

year, and they get them by 


sitting at home and answering 

Paul Mazer 

the phone! 

This is indeed a sad state of 

Fine Arts Center. 


Tom Galloway 

According to Larry 
"through the mass emphasis on 
ecology... the little things like 
not throwing cigarette butts on 
the ground are more important 
than the rally." He prefers a 
movement that is 
"regenerated only once a year 
but a day to day activity." 

An example of this, the May 
2 clean-up which Larry 
encouraging, was originally 
conceived to be a joint effort 
among students t'rom both the 
college and Chestertown High 
School. However students from 
the high school have shown no 
further interest in the project. 

Larry envisions a formal 
whereby workers will b* 
transported to the outskirts of 
Chestertown and will clean and 
sweep their way into the center 
of town. Certain spots, like the 
formal gardens in front of the 
Hynson-Ringgold House, wl! 
receive special attention. Larry 
emphasizes that the success of 
the project "is up to 
everybody." So far, 
approximately 150 college 
students have volunteered. 

To the Editor; 

We want to take this 
opportunity to thank all of our 
loyal customers who hQvf 
patronized our Tastee Fre« 
for the past ten years. 

It has been a great 
experience meeting and serving 

As of April 1st we have sold 
our Tastee Freez business W 
Joseph and Rebecca Downey. 
We hope you will continue to 
patronize the new owners. 

Again, we say THANKS, 
and our wish is that all of yo" 
have a very nice summer and 
happiness in the days ahead. 

Bob and Margaret Grahan 

Friday, April 23, 1971 

Rehearsing for the upcoming production of 'T/7e Good 
Woman of Setzuan" are freshmen Joel Elins and 
sophomore Pam Locker. The production is set for April 
29, 30, and May 1 in the Fine Arts Center. 

Thespians To Enact 
A Musical Parable 

The Drama Department of 
Washington College wiil 
present "The Good Woman of 
Setzuan" by Bertolt Brecht on 
April 29, 30 and May 1. Show 
time each evening is 8:30 p.m. 
in Tawes Theatre, 

The play is a musical ' 
parable of man's enforced dual 
nature; his desire to be good is 
thwarted by his head to keep 
alive. Many comic effects are 
achieved in picturing man's 
pretensions to morality 
subverted by his instinct for 

The plot centers on three 
gods who come down from 
heaven in search of a truly 
good person and discover Shen 
Te, the prostitute, to be the 
only one worthy of being 
called virtuous. They reward 
her with gold; which she uses 
to buy a tobacco shop. 

Immediately she becomes the 
~ victim of parasites, because in 
her goodness she cannot refuse 
help to the less fortunate. In 
order to survive she 
inpersonates an imaginary evil 
cousin, Shui Ta, whose 
harshness in business matters 
keeps Shen Te solvent. The 
action is paced by dream 
interludes which show the gods 
gradually falUng victim to the 
troubles and despair that assail 

The cast of this production 
includes twenty-four students. 
The dual role of Shen Te-Shui 
Ta is played by Pamela Locker; 
tne Three Gods are played by 
Ca. Hutton, Thorn Snode and 
Justin White; Wong, a water 
seller, is played by David 
Merritt; and Yang Sun, an 
unemployed pilot, is played by 
Mark Lobell. 




The Washington Elm 

Dear Martha 


The Grass Is Always Greener ... 

by M. Washington 

Dear Martha, 

I've been at Washington 
College for 4^A years and I've 
never been in contact with any 
drug abusers. In fact, the only 
roaches I've ever seen have 
been in the cafeteria. How may 
I meet some of W. C.'s more 
colorful scholars? 

Dear Dean, 

Haven't you heard that the 
grass is always greener on the 
other side of the hill. 

Dear Mari;ha, 

I'm really hung-up about 
today's fashions. It seems as 
though everyone is going 
bra-less these days and I want 
to be part of it all. I want to 
maintain the high standards 
that my parents gave me, but 
not to the point of being 
up-tight. Everyone is loose - I 
want to join them. Also boys 
tell me it's sexier to go bra-less. 
Since I haven't had a date on 
this campus, I'm greatly 
interested in that angle. Will 
boys be impressed with the 
new me? Will I have a heavy 
date load? Will my parents 
recognize me? Please advise. 

Down in the Dumps 
Dear Dumpy, 

I have to side with your 
parents on this Issue. 
Remember,if you go bra) ess today 

when you are 55 your figure 
will lose its girlishness. As to 
your budding popularity with 
boys. Don't forget the old 
saying, "There's nary a slip 
between the cup and the lip." 

Notice to my readers: 

This is a serious article for 
serious students with absurdly 
serious problems. So, if you 

have an absurd problem (i. e. 
one you are afraid to go your 
R. A. or proctor about) please 
let me know. Address your 
problem to campus mail No. 
383 or mysteriously slip it 
under the door of the ELM 
office. I will do my best to 
answer in the worst way. 

Love and kisses, 

Cheers And Beers: 
Senior Class Auction 

by C. A. Hutton 

Friday night at Hodson Hall, 
occurred that yearly 
phenomenon, the Senior Class 
Auction. Supervised by the 
Senior Executive Committee 
consisting of officers: George 
Williams. Janet Freni, Bill 
Bollinger, and Marji Vojtek, 
the atiction benefitted . the 
Scholarship Fund sponsored by 
the class of '71. 

.Various people and 
businesses in the area 
contributed countless items to 
the class. Interesting items sold 
were Jane Irby (bought by Bill 
Bollinger for only $8.75 or so), 

Riding Club to Sponsor 
'A Day In The Country' 

by Ross Peddicord 

Although the top jumpers in 
Maryland will be performing at 
the Md. Hunt Cup this 
Saturday, April 24, the Riding 
Club is sponsoring "A Day in 
the Country" Horse Show for 
local horsemen at the Burgess 
Farm near Rock Hall. 

The college show, however, 
will not be without its share of 
■ steeplechase winners. Mary 
Jane Eavenson, a sophomore 
from Malvern, Pennsylvania, 
and Ross Peddicord, a senior 
from Ellicott City, Md., who 
maintain a stable of hunters 
near the college campus, will 
have out the winning mare 
Ralph's Girl on Saturday. 

In March, the 
Eavenson-Peddicord stable 
represented Mr. Hubbard's 
Kent County Hounds at the 
Warrenton, Virginia 
Pointto-Point and emerged as 
the first members of a 
Maryland hunt to ever win the 
Juan Ceballos Pair Race. Mary 
Jane Eavenson rode Ralph's 
Girl to win this race and also 
rode the mare over hurdles on 
a succeeding Saturday at the 
Goshen (Md.) Point-to-Point. 
Other horses and riders 
from the college will include 
Debbie Goldstein and hei 
promising show horse, 
Skymaster; Susie Hootfver on 
her top Pony Club mount. Sir 
Lancelot; and Ross Peddicord 
with a new green horse named 
Shifty Character. 

Gunston School, Goucher 
College, and Tuckahoe Pony 

Qub are expected to send 
riders to the competition 
which starts at 9:30 a.m. 
Spectators are admitted free of 
charge and lunch will be 
available on the grounds. 

a McDonald's banner, a pile of 
junk from Martin Kabat, M. 
J.'s guinea pig, one of Smitty's 
Eleanor's kittens, and Tiny and 
Bohn, who were purchased by 
the S.G.A. to clean up after 
Spring Weekend. Sentiment 
was expressed after the auction 
that David Roach should have 
and could have been sold to 
Kent County Humane Society. 

For the first time at a 
Senior Auction, there was beer 
and a band. Three members of 
the old Oracle, Jim Bell, Dale 
Trusheim, and Bill Prickett, 
played their electric pitchpipes 
while the auctioneer and his 
assistants sobered up or got 
drunker as the case may be. 

After the mess was cleaned 
up and everyone sobered up 
(which meant the next day) it 
was realized that the 
Scholarship Fund was over 
$200 richer. Thus ended 
another one of those unique 
Wa sh i n gton College 
experiences that one must 
endure four times. 


— VOTE — 





Peter BOGGS 







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by Dave Griffith 

As Sports Editor 1 receive a copy ot the NCAA newsletter, 
and while reading a recent article in this publication about 
changes in the number of scholarships schools are allowed to 
give, I just had to laugh. In an era when schools are generally 
inaeasing the amount of aid available to athletes, Washington 
College is in the midst off a trend which is slowly and 
unintentionally de-emphasizing the effectiveness of its 
financial aid to athletes. 

Unfortunately, the high point in this school's history of 
athletic aid was some 20 years ago when the athletic 
department was able to give out 20-25 waiterships for the 
family style dining of Hynson Hall. Then, when conversion to 
the present cafeteria set-up came, the start of the inadvertent 
downfall began. 

At first the Board ot Visitors and Governors allotted 
$14,400 (the same amount spent on the waiters) to the 
scholarship fund for athletes. But even though this amount 
was increased to its present $20,000 three years ago, its 
usefulness has steadily decreased to the point where it now 
aids only 18 athletes. 

The reason for this is simply that what the athlete, or any 
student, has to pay, i.e. tuition, room and board, has steadily 
increased over the years and with each of these increases, the 
aid covers a decreasing percentage of expenses. This situation, 
coupled with the increasing amount of grants most colleges are 
able to offer, is obviously less than ideal; yet without the full 
cooperation and understanding which the Financial Aid 
committee gives the Athletic department, it would be 

Now. with this situation as it is, can you imagine the 
position the various coaches are in when It comes to 
recruitment? What they are required to do is approach a 
prospective student-athlete, express interest, and then say: 
"We may be able to help, but there's no guarantee. So if your 
parents will fill out the Parents' Confidential Statement, and if 
you get accepted, we can tell you how much you may get, 
provided nobody with more need or ability comes along." At 
best, this compromises a coach who is interested in a good 
athlete. What he has done is make a statement with five 
conditional phrases-and most competing schools can 
eliminate, several of these. 

One possible solution is common in many school all over 
the country. It involves the use of tuition scholarships which 
can be offered by the Athletic department. If Washington 
College could absorb five or sbi tuitions, and make these 
available to Mr. Athey, the coaches would then be able to 
bai^in (and that's exactly what recruitment is) from a position 
of strength rather than the conditionally weak position I have 
described. These scholarships have been Mr. Athey's dream for 
several years, but with Washington College now showing 
student interest in the scholarship situation, perhaps these 
dreams can become reality. One thing is certain-if this school 
continues with its present policy, athletics will continue to 
fade, and with this, fewer and fewer athletes with any ability 
will even show interest in coming here. 

The Washington College Crew team practices with their reorganized boat. The varsity 
eight rowed as a unit for the first time last week, and is preparing for the Small College 
National Championships on May 7-8. 

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The Shoremen boosted their 
Mason-Dixon baseball record 
to 2-0 and overall mark to 4-3 
with a 5-1 victory over 
Randolph-Macon College last 
Friday. The next stop for Ed 
Atbey's charges is Westminster 
to meet Western Maryland in a 
critical Mason- Dixon and MAC 
doubleheader this Saturday. 

Steve Raynor struck out 
nine Yellowjackets on the way 
to his third victory against one 

by Bill Dunphy 

loss. Raynor walked two and 
the only run for R-M came in 
the top of the ninth when the 
'Jackets put two of their,.three 
hits together. 

The Sho' scored all of their 
runs in the first two innings. 
The R-M shortstop committed 
three errors on routine ground 
balls in the first, setting up two 
Washington runs. In the 
second, three Sho'men runs 

Tennis Evens Record 
As Singles Falter 

by Bruce Widowson 

Washington College played 
host to Catholic University's 
tennis team this past Monday, 
and they obliged the Sho'men 
by taking the match 6-3. 

The match, even though it 
was lost by the end of the 
singles, was a closely played 
contest. Laird Okie, playing 
number one, easily took his 
opponent in straight sets. The 
remaining singles went to the 
visitors in some fairly even 
match-ups, Pete deSelding lost 
his first singles match of the 
year in three sets. Brooks 
Bergner also lost a tough 
decision in three sets. Had 
these singles gone the other 

way, the match would have 
been a different story. 

Two of the three doubles 
matches were copped by 
Washington College, Okie and 
Bill Mitchell took the first 
doubles with consistent play, 
DeSelding and Bergner 
outlasted their opponents in 
the second doubles match by 
winning the first set 10-8 and 
taking, the second by forfeit. 

This evens the Shoremen's 
record at 2-2 and even though 
there is only one remaining 
home match the team will be 
busy with two matches a week 
for the next three weeks. 

Turner Highlights 
Mason-Dixon Relays 

The 15th Annual 
Mason- Dixon relays, which 
were run last Saturday on 
Kibler field, were dominated 
by Mount St. Mary's. In all the 
Mounts won 8 events of which 
three were field events and five 
relays, in this effort they broke 
two meet records and three 
Kibler field records. 

For Washington, Steve 
Bartalsky joined in the record 
breaking as he bettered Marty 
Smith's 1967 record in the 440 
intermediates virith a 58.0. 
Ricky Turner and Frank Ogens 
took first and second 
respectively in the long jump. 
This was particularly refreshing 
for not only was it the best 
Washington College 
performance of the day, but 
also because it marked the first 
time Turner has competed 
against stiff competition in this 

event. It's evident that this 
track newcomer will be a 

A Washington 2-mile relay 
team of Bob Maskrey, Howard 
Stauber, Mike Kennedy and 
Bob Greenbei^ also broke a '67 
record in that event. The group 
recorded a 8:24.4 which 
shattered the previous 8:39. 

came across on walks to Paul 
Brown and Frank Ogens, a 
single by Dary Carrington and 
a throwing error on a Raynor 
ground ball. 

For its part, the Sho'men 
defense committed three 
errors, none of which led to 
any Randolph-Macon scoring. 

Bits and Piei^t-s: This was 
essentially the same 
Randolph-Macon team that 
shelled Raynor 8-0 last year at 
Ashland ... Raynor's ERA 
dropped to 2.03 after Friday's 
performance... In one of the 
most pleasant surprises of the 
spring, Novy Viamonte is 
hitting at a .261 cHp and 
playing solid defensive baseball 
in right field. Novy only hit 
.125 in eight games last 
season... Going into the 
Dickinson game on Wednesday, 
Frank Ogens was hitting a big 
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XLII No.4 


FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1971 

Modifications Are 
Made For Inaugural 

"We're trying to make it as 
unstuffy as possible." 

That, according to Dr. Peter 
Tapke, is the intent of recent 
actions taken by the 
Presidential Inauguration 
Committee in preparation for 
next week's official installment 
of Dr. Charles Merdinger as 
Washington's 21 president. 

Dr. Tapke, chairman of the 
inauguration committee, 
explained that two innovations 
in the program will aid in 
making the appeal of the day's 
activities more wide-spread. 

Original plans called for two 
separate luncheons to be held 
on campus simultaneously. 
One, to be held outside, was 
for students and alumni while 
the other, to be served in 
Hodson Hall, was intended for 
visiting dignitaries and 
delegates from other colleges. 
According to Dr. Tapke, the 
committee considered this 
arrangement as an unnecessary 

The Hodson Hall luncheon 
has been cancelled and guests 
and dignitaries will be served 
along with the students, 
faculty, and alumni, presenting 
a greater opportunity for them 
to mingle. 

"The committee," Tapke 
explained, "is very enthusiastic 
about this democratization." 
The second area of 
innovation which the 
committee has approved 
regards the greetings normally 
presented to the new president 
by various groups affiliated 
with the college. 

Representatives from five 
areas of the college community 
will speak. Dr. Nicholas Newlin 
will speak for the faculty while 
the alumni association will be 
represented by Mr. Albert 
Horton, alumni president. 

The contingent from various 
colleges and universities will 
feature Professor Allan of the 
University of Pennsylvania. In 
this capacity. Professor Allan 
will serve as the official 
representative of England's 
Oxford University. 

Paul Sarbanes, congressman 
from Baltimore's Fourth 
District, will speak on behalf of 
the Maryland community. 

Student greetings, on the 
other hand, will pursue a less 
traditional method. The 
Foui^iven, a college oriented 
folk group, will present a sor^, 
"Teach Your Children", 
instead of a traditional talk. 

Ecologist Will Speak 
On Pollution's Threat 

Roger Conklin, naturalist 
and champion of ecological 
causes, will talk on the growing 
challenge of water pollution, 
Wednesday. May 5 at 8 p.m. 

The public is invited to hear 
Mr. Conklin speak in the Smith 
Hall Auditorium. The program 
will include a film narrated by 
Mr. Conklin. 

Roger Conklin has been 
director of the Miami 
SEAQUARIUM for over ten 
years and he has travelled 
throughout the world 
collecting specimens of marine 
life. He is well known for his 
explorations of what he calls 
"inner space", the world 
beneath the sea. 

In his talk here May 5, Mr. 
Conklin will describe how the 
delicate ecological balance of 
the earth's water, the "liquid 
of life", is endangered by 
growing pollution and how this 
threatens the existence of all 
living things. 

Mr. Conklin has been active 
in the fight to preserve the 
FloridaEverglades. He conducts 
"seafaris" to collect specimens 

of manta rays, sharks, dolphins 
and other denizens of the 
ocean depths, and he has 
lectured widely on oceanic 
sciences. As part of his credo, 
he maintains "... that the 
precious and the irreplaceable 
shall not perish from the earth 
- now or ever." 

His appearance is sponsored 
by the College Lecture Series. 




Newly elected Student Government President, 
John Dimsdale, contemplates the future of the senate 
as he poses for this picture in his new office. 
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On Reaccreditation 

Sampling of Student Opinion To 
Be Taken by Administration 

In preparation for 
Washington's reevaluation by 
the Middle States Association 
next year, school 
administrators are undertaking 
a survey to determine student 
attitudes regarding various 
aspects of the college. 

The polling of the students, 
scheduled to be administered 
in the next few wpeks. is under 
the direction of Mr. Richard 
Francis, assistant to the 

The standardized survey, 
developed by the Educational 
Testing Service of New Jersey, 
will be delivered to 
approximately 30 percent of 
the student body. The 
students, who will not be asked 
to reveal their identity, will be 
randomly selected usii^ the 
numbers of their college 
identification cards as the 

Members from all four 
classes will be polled despite 
the fact that the testing service 
recommends surveying only 
juniors and seniors. The reason 
for this action, according to 
Mr. Francis, is that "we think 
there will be a change in 
attitude from freshmen to 


The drama department will 
present "The Good Woman of 
SETZUAN" this Friday and 
Saturday in the Fine Arts 
Center at 8:00 p.m. 

The survey conasts of 76 
questions requiring responses 
of "agree", "disagree", or "no 
answer". Mr. Francis explained 
that all the questions are 
standardized to "allow us to 
compare other schools of 
similar size and nature." 

Representatives on the 
college Board have already 
answered the same poll 
questions and the faculty and 
administration are presently 

participating in the sampling. 

Before moving to administer 
the questionnaire, Francis 
approached the student senate 
for acceptance of his plans and 
received it. He explained that 
he "wanted to make sure there 
was no strong opposition 
within the student body." 

Results of the poll, to be 
made public, will help create a 
basis for developing the 
college's self-study. 

Completion Of Bunting 
Scheduled For August 

The renovation of Bunting 
Hall is proceeding according to 
plan. The former library is 
being renovated at a cost of 
almost $250,000 to house 
administrative offices. 

Mr. Richard Francis, 
Assistant to the President, is 
currently at work on plans for 
moving offices into the 
newly-improved facility. This 
will take place over the 
summer, as the renovation is 
expected to be completed in 
early August. 

Mr. Francis emphasized that 
"work on Bunting itself is 
being done by contractors." 
However, "all moving will be 
done by our maintenance 

Plans call for the use of the 
Student Affairs Office as a 
language house, while the 

Admissions Office wUl 
probably be used for 
"spillover" students who 
cannot be housed in the regular 

The Offices of Development 
and Public Realtions. along 
with Admissions, will move to 
Bunting, as well as 
administrative offices now in 
William Smith Hall. 

The basement of William 
Smith will be used for the 
infirmary and faculty offices. 
The vacated offices on the first 
floor will be classrooms- 
Mr. Francis stressed the fact 
that "all offices will be 
centrally located in Bunting, 
and parking will t>e easier." 

Eventually. all Central 
Services will be moved to 
William Smith from the 
Maintenance Building. 


S,G,A, Petition 

Early last fall the Inauguration Committee decided 
that a special issue of the ELM should be published 
for the inauguration. This special issue would not be 
published by the present editorial staff of the ELM 
but by an editor appointed by the committee. 

The following is the student Government 
Association's resolution which was passed by the 
Board of Publications in a special meeting on 

WHEREAS THE ELM is a student publication and 
whereas, student publications are protected by the 
Student Bill of Rights and Freedoms and 

WHEREAS the Student Bill of Rights and 
Freedoms makes it clear that "editors and managers 
of student publications should be protected from 
arbitrary suspension and removal because of student, 
faculty, administrative, or public disapproval of 
editorial policy or content. Only for proper and 
stated causes should editors and managers be subject 
to removal and then by orderly and prescribed 

WHEREAS "the student press should be free of 
censorship and advance approval of copy, and its 
editors and managers should be free to develop their 
own editorial policies and nevws coverage," and 

WHEREAS the Board of Publications is the agency 
vested with the responsibility of appointment and 
removal of editors, and 

WHEREAS the Inauguration Committee is 
"planning a special issue of the ELM which will 
provide background on the College to the delegates 
and will constitute a momento of the day's events." 
And that this special issue of the ELM "will be 
prepared NOT by the present editorial staff. . . " but 
by an editor appointed by the Inauguration 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Publications 
declare that the actions of the Inauguration 
Committee in this matter are null and void and that 
any issue of the ELM, special or not, must be 
published by the Editor and his staff appointed by 
the Board of Publications. 

Next week, the present staff of the ELM will 
publish its usual four page paper. Accompanying tl;is 
issue will be a special supplementary issue concerned 
with the inauguration. It is the feeling of this editor 
that even though the means by which this "special 
issue" was to be published were contrary to Student 
Bill of Rights and Freedoms that such an issue is 
warranted due to the importance of the occasion. As 
with any issue of the ELIVl the editor reserves the 
right to edit what he sees fit. 

riday.Aprit 30.1971 


Elliror-in-Chief Geoff Andenon 

Publications Editor Maiy Jane Eavenson 

Bviness Manager _ Eileen Shelley 

Associate Editor Bill Dunphy 

News Editor Bob Greenberg 

Features Editor Jan Finley 

Sports Editor Dave Griffith 

Managing Editor Bob Danner 

Circulation Manager Jon Spear 

Advertising Manager Debbie Goldstein 

Typist Mary Ruth Yoe 

Editorial Board: Geoff Anderson, Bill Dunphy, Bob Danner. 
Photo^phy: Geoff Anderson, Bob Danner, Mike Dickinson. 

The ELM is publided weekly through the academic year except 
dining offlcial recesses and exam periods, by the students of 
Wa^ington College in the interest of students, faculty, and alumni. The 
opinions expressed by the editws of the ELM do not necessarily 
represent those of the College. 

Photo by Mike Dickinson 

Fifty Washington College students were a part of this throng of half a 
million on Saturday for the Peace March on Washington, D.C. 

May Day Report From D.C. 

April 24 was an eventful 
day in Washington, D. C. as 
students peacefully 
demonstrated along the city; 
streets to illustrate their 
feelings about the Vietnam 

F i fty college students 
caught a bus at 8:15 from 
Chestertown and arrived at 

You Can't Win 

10:30. Standouts in the crowd 
were marshalls Dave Beaudoin, 
Jeff King, Carol Denton, and 
Tom Sar^eant. 

The city was filled with 
celebrities, irlcluding Coretta 
—King; Dr. Benjamin Spock; 
Peter, Paul, and Mary, and 
Senator Eugene McCarthy, £dl 
of whom talked in hopes of 

what they felt would end a 
tragic war. 

A contingency of hart a 
million people marched 
through the gray streets, later 
to board their buses for the 
return trip home. All -vowed to 
return on May 1 in hopes of 
ending a conflict which has 
taken so many American lives. 

The Return Of Cap't January 

(Revealed at last! Sex 
secrets of G.L Hal!!!) 

Yes, profane rabble, Capt. 
January, an existential 
institution on this campus, is 
again to be forced upon you. 
Where else can you find such 
tasteless nonsense to tickle 
your fancy in exactly the right 
place? I'll cry all the way to 
the bank . . . 

I saw the best minds of my 
generation: !n the Zen 
tradition of spontaneity, a 
quarter-keg party in Kent 
House South last week resulted 
in the trashing of the entire 
hall. Fortunately, the 
President's ever-ebullient 
Assistant stepped in the next 
morning and fined six of the 
troubled youths $50 each. 

Letters To The Editor 

To the Editor: 

Last week you ran a letter 
from a recent graduate 
complaining about what this 
school does for its seniors. 
WWle I am not very impressed 
with the placement department 
here, 1 do feel that they do 
what they can to help 
interested students and that 
last week's letter is the result of 
a bitter personal experience. 

I too am a senior and am 
contemplating my future. As it 
stands now I will be furthering 
my education. However, the 
uncertainty involved in my 
plans to continue my 
education forced me to take 
the initiative to investigate job 
opportunities back in 
December. After talking to 
several professors and Mr. 
Groves, I was able to decide 
where my best chances foi 

employment were. 1 took the 
appropriate steps in filing 
applications and being 
interviewed. To date 1 have 
received two job offers in the 
neighborhood of $8500-$9000 
a year to train with increases 
beyond that time so I feel 
these are comparable to the 
examples cited last week. 
Others in my class have 
received offers also. 

If it were not for the 
information supplied to me by 
the faculty and the placement 
office, I may have graduated 
with an uncertain future. I am 
now without a job by choice, 
not the necessity as implied in 
last week's letter. I would like 
to take this opportunity to 
thank Mr. Groves and our 
faculty. They are willing to 
help but, they can not hand 
out jobs. 

Charles Andrews 

Unfortunately, one of the cats 
fined wasn't even there during 
the actual disturbances. Hey. 1 
don't get it. 

Carry me back: Joel 
"Homefolks" Cope, class of 
'70, put in a surprise 
appearance on campus last 
week and promptly tossed his 
cookies. It hurts me to sing like 
that. Well, don't sing like that. 

Woodstock, I was there: 
Headbands off to the true 
non-conformist who broke into 
the S. G. A. office two 
weekends back and ripped off 
$25 of the May Day 
Committee's funds. 

My dog's better than your 
dog: The latest sound to diddle 
the ears of musical elitists at W. 
C. emenated from the halls of 
Somerset West. Recently, in 
the early hours before davm, a 
new super-group was formed. 
Combining some of the finest 
funk musicianship on this 
campus, Leroy's Blues Band is 
definitely top-flight (second 
door on the left). Alright you 

(What's this Martha shit?! 
Send your dog waste to Capt. 
January, c/o ELM. The avatar 
of Jay Hoge constantly haunts 


Candidates for Editorship of 
the MISCELLANY may submit 
their application to Mr. 
Maloney by May 4. 

Jay, April 30,1971 

I he Washington Elm 

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Dear Martha 

Try Something More Masculine 

^_^ M. Washington 

Photo by Steve Wentzell 
Presenting their version of flemenco dancing at 
Spanisfi Night were l\/laria Rampolla and Julio 
Clearfield, uncle of Spanish professor l\/lartin 
Clearfield. "Noche Espanola" netted the Spanish 
Club close to $600. 

Dear Martha, 

Who in the hell ever said 
that the girls on the 
Washington College campus 
weren't dishes? I think all the 
commotion over Miss 
Washington College and 
Homecoming Queen was 
ridiculous. All the chicks 
around here are really 
swinging. And those hot 
pants.. turn me on! However, 
I'm having trouble attracting 
these lovelies. Any suggestions. 


Dear Lezie, 

I don't understand your 
problem. Most of the women 
on campus will go out with any 
guy who asks them. The only 
thing I can suggest is changing 
your name. Lezie sounds a 
little feminine. Perhaps you 
should try something like 

Dear Martha, 

I am currently at 
Washington CoUege and have a 


terrible problem. It's like this, 
I'm afraid to go into the Army. 
1 hear they do terrible things to 
a fellow. Besides that, I'm 
against the war. I know of 
cases where people starve 
themselves, get allergic to bee 
stings or even go blind in order 
to avoid the draft. My parents 
won't let me try any of these 
things. What am I going to do? 

Chucky M. 

Dean Root Condemns Future 
The Portable Structure 

Rumors have it that the 
beginnings of a new dormitory 
complex are being structured 
in the quad outside of Kent 
House. This structure is 
actually more in the form of a 
regular pop-up tent. The 
inhabitants, referred to as Dirt 
and Marth, described the 
interior and exterior as being 
"an eyesore... rather surreal 
with organic tendencies... has a 
womblike interior when it 
billows in the wind." One 
reason as to why it was built 
concerns problems with 
roommates. The occupants 
stated, "People kept playing 
the T. V. in Queen Anne's 
Lounge. It was Hokey's turn to 
live in her room and Mandy's 
closet had all the rice in it." 

It is actually a very versatile 
structure. Its uses vary from 
entertainment to making love 
to sleeping. According to Dirt 
and Martha, it can be 
considered an outdoor cultural 
center, besides being a living 
protest to the war in Vietnam. 
Incidentally, tours are given 
twice a week at 1:30 by 
appointment only. Lectures 
are given on organic food and 
outdoor living. 

Certain problems have 
centered around this "new 
dorm living." The dwellers 
have cited a list of problems 
such as "a general paranoic 
feeling towards motorcycles... 
a better view is desired, the 
tearing down of the cafeteria 
would accomnlish this." Dogs 
have also posed problems, 
particularly of the nasal 

Although nothing has been 
done yet, there is the extreme 
possibility that the structure 
will have to be relocated. There 

ju-e, however, no specific 
rulings against pitching a tent 
on campus. The only violations 
might be concerning coed 
regulations. Dean Root has 
suggested that perhaps it could 
be moved to a more desirable 
campsite such as behind the 
athletic field. 

If this interest in camping 
continues, perhaps it will serve 
to alleviate any future housing 
crises. However, there might be 
foreseeable trouble concerning 
open pit latrines, open fires, 
and littering. Perhaps before 
any decision is made 
concerning this issue, there will 
be a typical meteorological 
disturbance that will alleviate 
the problem besides making 
latrine trips much less 
enjoyable. Contrary to rumors, 
the occupants say no to open 
ditch latrines. 

Dear Chuck, 

Snap out of it--you're a big 
boy now and your country 
needs you. You should be 
proud that you were asked. If 
you don't like the Army, join 
the Navy. My husband's service 
career won him the presidency. 
Maybe you'll be pre^dent of 
something, too. 

Address problems to Box 383 
or the ELM. Love and kisses. 

Mid-Shore Symphony 
Holds Concert Tonight 

The sailing club is currently 
in the process of reorganizing 
to provide a more fruitful year 
for next season. It is hoped 
that more interest is promoted 
so that more people will have 
the opportunity to learn to 
sail. The club is primarily 
speculating on the adoption of 
the boathouse. The members 
currently have at their disposal 
two mobjacks and a sailfish 
that are kept at the Riverview 

The club has already 
participated in a team race 
against St. Mary's, in Southern 
Maryland , which is 
approximately three hours 
away. There has also been a 
race against the Chester River 
Yacht Club which took place 
on the Chester River. Granger 
Wilson came in first and 
Commodore Matt Snyder 
placed fourth. More 
participation is anticipated, 
and any interested students are 
welcome to set sail. 

The final concert of the 
Mid-Shore Symphony series 
takes place this Friday 
evening, April 30th, 8:30, in 
the theater of the Queen 
Anne's County High School, 
Cent reville. Sergui 
Commissiona, brilliant 

Baltimore Symphony 
Conductor, will make his solo 
appearance in this area. 
Featured on the program will 
be the popular Symphony 
No. 5 by Dvorak, En Saga by 
Sibelius, and Mozart 
Variations by Reger. 

Individual tickets may be 
purchased at the door at 
$4.00 for adults and $2.00 
for students. There will be an 
opportunity during the 
intermission for patrons to 
renew their subscriptions. A 
free guest ticket for one 
concert during the '71-'72 
season will be the bonus 
awarded to those signing up 
that night. 

Mrs. Howard Wood, and 
Lt. Colonel (ret.) Thornton 
Hard, both of Centreville, 
have accepted co-Chairman- 
ship of the Symphony 
Committee for the coming 
season. "It is vital to the life 
of the community to bring 
into it events as pleasant as 
these concerts have been over 
the past three seasons," 
stated Col. Hard. "In order to 
keep on doing this, we need 

to enlarge our support among 
music lovers in the four 
County areas. We are seeking 
volunteers who will help us to 
bring these concerts to the 
Shore in '71 and '72," Mrs. 
Wood continued. 




Four children 
between the ages of 8 - 
10 years are needed to 
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Drama Department 
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by Dave Griffith 

If, at any midnight bull session, the topic turns to 
athletics, it's almost assured that sooner or later 
someone will mention the lack of professionalism 
here at W. C. An absence of scouting reports, weight 
programs and organization of crew regattas are often 
sighted as example. Yet, every coin has two sides, and 
I'd like to relate what happened when one coach in 
particular was a true professional. 

Last Wednesday, Mr. Chatellier spent seven hours 
travelling to and from Reading, Pa., to see Wagner 
compete in a track meet. He did it because he 
wanted the team to win this meet-as it's rather 
doubtful they'll win again this year. When he got 
back, he sent notices to all the members which 
basically said all they had to do was show up in order 
to win. 

What happened was that Monday morning-even 
after a second notice-only nine people showed up for 
a training meal that Mr. Linville had prepared for 20. 
This meant the food was wasted, not to mention the 
$205 the school spent for the bus. 

The money is, of course, important to a school 
that is struggling financially. But what is more 
important is that not one of the ten people who 
failed to show had the common courtesy to txil 
Chatty he couldn't go. 


What you end up with is one track team which 
now has ten men instead of twenty, and one very 
disgusted coach. It's true that often at this school the 
coaches don't have the time or inclination to make 
the extra effort that results in a professional program, 
but here's one example where this extra effort was 

What I'm worried about is when will Mr. Chatellier 
scout his next meet? Could you really blame him if 
he waited a good long time? If the whole athletic 
mess here is ever going to be ironed out, it's going to 
take respect by the coaches for the players and 
respect by the players for the coaches. It's a two-way 
street, but if nobody goes out and earns it, all the 
organized practices in ^e world won't make a bit of 


On a brighter note, Norris Commodore took some 
of the bite out of Monday's fiasco as he broke ttie 
oldest school record in the shot put with a toss of 
43'3". The old record of 42'9" has stood since 1929. 

Photp by Geoff Anderson 
Dr. John Conkling, utility piayer for the Doo 
Birds, is one of the faculty members participating in 
this year's intramural Softball program. 

Photo by Geoff Anderson 

Junior Marie Sinkinson attempts to slide by his man in Tuesday's 3-5 loss to 
Towson. In Saturday's action the Stickmen employed a zone defense and a slow 
down against Washington and Lee, but lost 7-2 as the Generals opened up in the 
fourth quarter. 

Crew scratches Dad Vail, 
will continue on club basis 

On Tuesday the crew met 
with Coach Neill and formally 
decided not to travel to the 
Dad Vail Regatta. The 
consensus was that a boat with 
three heavyweights and five 
lightweights could never place, 
and therfore would be a waste 
of money. 

Although the crew gained 

varsity recogniton this year, 
the Crew Club continues lo 
provide the financial support, 
and this figured in the decision. 
Baacally, the crew has decided 
that more would' be gained by 
continuing to row for the next 
few weeks on the club level. 



Sho' Drops Twinhill 
Loss Streak At Three 

W ashington College's 
baseball fortunes took a 
definite turn for the worse last 
week as the Sho'men suffered 
three straight losses. Those 
losses dropped Washington's 
overall record to 4-6 with the 
last home contest of the season 
coming up tomorrow against 
Johns Hopkins. 

The skein began last 
Wednesday when the Sho'men 
traveled to Carlisle to face 
Dickinson. Steve Raynor 
walked four and struck out 
only three as the Red Devils 
put together seven hits, 
including a triple, in shutting 
out the Shoremen 4-0. The 
Sho' threatened to put 
together big innings in both the 
first and seventh, but was 
stopped both times. 

In Saturday's doubleheader 
against Western Maryland, the 
Green Terrors prevailed twice, 
10-7 and 10-6, on a windy 
afternoon that produced a 
total of fourteen extra base 
hits. In the first game, the 
Sho'men were down 10-3 going 
into the final inning, but only 
managed to score four runs 
before Steve Sandebeck hit a 
game-ending ground ball to the 
shortstop. Novy Viamonte 
took the loss, his second in 
three decisions this spring. 

In the nightcap, Steve 
Raynor struck out twelve 
during the seven inning game, 
but also gave up four home 
runs as he lost his third game 
this season against three wins. 
The Sho'men led 3-0 after their 
half of the first inning, but the 
Terrors came back with four in 
their half. The closest 
Washington got after that was a 
4-4 tie after IVi innings. One 
bright note to the afternoon 
was Frank Ogens' fourth inning 
home run in the nightcap. 

Washington was scheduled 
to play Mount Saint Mary's 
Wednesday, but inclement 
weather cancelled the game. 
There was no word whether or 
not the game would be 

Bits and Pieces: Ogens' 
home run was the first for a 
Washington player this 
season. , . Sho' batters had six 
of those fourteen extra base 
hits at Westminster. . . Most 
improved player of the week 
goes to Jim Wentzel, who went 
five-for-seven with a triple 
against Western Maryland to 
raise his batting average to an 
even .300. This figure 
represents an improvement of 
.126 over the .174 average he 
owned after the Dickinson 

experimentations such 
allowing some oarsmen to 
switch sides and allowing a 
frustrated coxswain to try his 
hand at rowing. 

Another benefit of this 
period will be that anyone with 
an interest in rowing, either on 
the varsity level or just to 
satisfy his curiosity, can make 
arrangements with the club to 
do so. 

The crew's formal schedule 
was completed last Saturday in 
Charlottesville as the boat lost 
badly to a Virginia junior 
varsity shell and a varsity shell 
from George Washington. As 
has been true most of the 
season, the pre-race antics 
upstaged the actual race. 
Virginia's varsity, with 
complete lack of racing 
etiquette, took off for the 
Southern Spring without 
leaving word for either W. C 
G. W. The two furious coaches 
decided to stay and row, 
although a racing official gavi 
Washington College and George 
Washington credit for winning 
by forfeit. 

Best Wishes 

President Me JI^eF'^RARr 
<:fp a< ■ 



wASHifiSKfi mm. 

XLM No. 5 


Friday, May 7, 1971 

Seager Announces New Faculty 
For Upcoming Academic Year 

photo by Mike Brown 

Taking part in Mayday activities ttiis past wee/cenrf 
were Rennie Davis, who visited Washington College 
this past winter, and N. Chomsky, an M. I. T. faculty 
member. Eight Washington College students were 
arrested in the Peace March. 

College Boathouse 
Becomes a Reality 

Washington's efforts to 
locate a waterfront boathouse 
along the Chester River 
overcame a major hurdle this 
week as the Chestertown 
Zoning Appeals Board 
consented with certain 
restrictions to the new school 


Mr. Gene Miller, chairman 
of the appeals board, 
announced the groups' decision 
this week explaining that a 
number of structural 
modifications will be necessary 
before the facility can be 
moved to its Water and Cannon 
Streets location. 

The two changes outlined 
include the application of a 
colonial or early American 
siding on the exterior of the 
building. Also windows with 
shudders must be hung on the 
side of the boathouse facing 
the Chestertown Power and 
Light Company to maintain an 
attractive appearance. 

Permission Granted 

The boathouse, measuring 
96 by 40 feet, is presently 
located at Truslow Farms in 
Queen Anne's County. The 
metal structure was donated to 
the college by Mr. John 

The college administration 
has already obtained 
permission for the boathouse 
from the Historic District 
Commission, which oversees all 
construction in the town's 
National Historic Area. 

Permissfon from the Zoning 
agency was necessary because 
dimensions of the building 
slightly exceed restrictions for 
the area. 

Opponents of the boathouse 
originally charged that the 
building's facade was not 
consistent with the Water 
Street colonial structures. They 
charged that the boathouse 
would be detrimental to the 
beauty of the old homes and 
formal gardens on the 

Screens Barns 

Backers of the project 
contend that the new building 
will screen two dilapidated 
barns situated between the 
Cannon and High Street docks. 
In addition, the bulkheading 
required for relocation would 
prevent the annual flooding of 
the gardens fronting the 
HynsonRinggold House. 

Funding Completed 

Funding for the project, 
which is expected to cost 
between $25,000 and $30,000 
has ah-eady been obtained from 
outside contributors. 


This issue of the Elm 
contains a special 
Inauguration supplement. 

Several changes have been 
made in the Washington 
College faculty for the 1971-72 
academic year, according to 
Dean Robert Seager. The 
changes include some 
replacements of present faculty 
members and a few additions 
to the teaching staff. 

In the Mathematics and the 
Physics Departments, Albert 
Briggs is taking a year off to 
complete work on his Ph. D. 
He will be replaced by Dr. 
Jason Gait, who has his Ph. D. 
in mathematics from Wesleyan 
University. Physics Chairman 
John Trimmer will be on leave 
to do research at the University 
of Delaware. Dr. Lawrence 
Logue will take over as 
department head in Dr. 
Trimmer's absence, 

Edward Messinger is leaving 
the Modern Language 
Department for a post at 
Dalhausie University in 
Halifax, Nova Scotia; the 
French i nstructor's 
replacement is Colin C. 
Dickson, presently at Beaver 
College in Pennsylvania. Mr. 
Dickson holds a B. A. in 
physics from Amherst and an 
M. S. in physics and an M. A. 
in romance languages from the 
University of Pennsylvania. He 

Clean "Up 

After a week long 
postponement resulting from 
organizational difficulties, 
Washington's SGA sponsored 
Kent County Cleanup will get 
underway this Sunday 

Larry Israelite, project 
coordinator, estimates that the 
entire project will require three 
hours of work, starting at 2 
p.m. He requests that anyone 
who has already signed up or is 
interested in working should 
report to Hynson Lounge by 
1:30 Sunday. 

Despite the fact that 
approximately 160 students 
volunteered for the trash 
cleanup, Larry reported to the 
student senate this week that 
he anticipates a turnout of 
only 100. 

Larry emphasized that the 
biggest problem remaining is 
transporting workers to their 
respective positions around and 
outside of town. He is still 
requesting that students with 
automobiles volunteer their 
services to get participants to 
their cleaning stationsL 

Besides having students 
clear areas within Chestertown, 
project planners have also 
provided for cleaning the 
college campus. 

is currently working on his Ph. 
D. in language at Pennsylvania. 

Another newcomer to the 
language department is Eva 
Schmergel, a Ph. D. candidate 
in German at New York 
University, who will replace 
Georgia Duffee. Mrs. Duffee is 
going to Germany for a year to 
complete her doctoral studies. 

Other professors taking 
sabbaticals next semester are 
Drs. Nathan Smith, who will be 
doing research in Russian 
history at universities on the 

'Four given 

This year's Spring 
Weekend-May 14, 15, and 
16-will be, if anything, unique. 
Although the traditional 
concert was cancelled to create 
a scholarship fund, fun and a 
variety of events will still be 
planned by the S. G. A. Social 
Committee. The goal is to 
provide a continuous weekend 
schedule of activities. 

The weekend will officially 
begin at 9:00 Friday night with 
a dance on the library and 
Hodson Hall terraces. The New 
Bread, a D. C. band that played 
earlier in the year at 
Homecoming, will provide the 
music for this outside occasion. 

Saturday, May 15, from 
2:004:00, will see the 
inauguration of the Chester 
River Yacht and Raft Club 
with a raft race starting from 
the town dock. The grand 
opening of the drawbridge 
gates will incite additional 
excitement. . Onlookers will 
be further amused by canoe 

East Coast, and Dwight 
Kirkpatrick, who will also be 
doing research. In their 
absence, Guy Goodfellow will 
be acting head of the History 
Department for Smith and 
Howard Grumpelt will return 
and probably assume control 
of the Psychology Department 
for the semester. 

An addition to the 

Psychology Department is Guy 
S. Shane, a Ph. D. candidate at 

rContinued on Page 2i 

' Concert 

At 8:30. the Fourgiven will 
give a concert in Tawes 
Theater, featuring 
contemporary music. A S. G. 
A. Open House in Hodson Hall 
with beer and pretzels will 
immediately follow this 

Sunday features a picnic 
beginning at 12:30 on the Kent 
House quad with an 
accompanying concert by 
Henry. A Road Ralley that 
same afternoon will close the 
three day affair. 

Tickets for the entire 
weekend are $5 a couple with 
the proceeds going to the 
scholarship funds. They may 
also be bought separately at 
$3.00 a couple for the dance 
and $1.00 a person for the 
Fourgiven concert. 

All those with rafts to enter 
or who would like to canoe 
joust, see Hilary Parkinson or 
Larry Isralite. Anyone who 
wishes to participate in the 
Road Ralley should see Tony 
Lilly or Hilary Parkinson. 

Newly elected MRA officers are from left to right, 
front row: Vice President, Bill Brundage; President, 
Glenn Dryden; Treasurer, Joe Getty, and Secretary, 
Bill Monk. photo by Geoff Anderson 

Page 2 

The Washington Elm 

hriday. May 7, 197^ 

Letters To The Editor 

To the Editor: 
That it may do some good! 

I've been at Washington 
Coiiege for four years and have 
learned quite a bit from you. 
As a Freshman, I was called a 
racist, an arch-conservative and 
narrowminded (partly in jest 
but with some seriousness) for 
some ideas I thought were true; 
and I sfly "thought were true" 
now for I have been 
enlightened. Students have 
"liberalized" me to listening 
to others with very conflicting 
viewpoints so. will you listen 
to me now? 

Your liberalism has been 
good and has done many things 
but many have been smothered 
by it. You seem to reject (by 
your disrespect) anyone or 
anything that is said by 
conservatives or anyone not of 
your mind- Everyone hates 
generalizations but I am 
making one in spite of it. The 
ones I am referring to, others 
call hippies. We can name 
many but define none. Your 
actions, 1 feel, have been 
disgusting, from your ideas of 
life to your hving it. You don't 
want to be bothered but it's 
fine to annoy others.You want 
and usually get campus 
privileges (you say rights) and 
then you're the first to abuse 
them. In particular: 

I heard you harass Dr. Susan 
Huck about ax weeks ago. 
Sure, she lectured on some 
incredible information but she 
tried and succeeded in giving 
an honest opinion of it. There 
is much truth in what she said 
but because you disagreed it 
seems you had a right to be 
disrespectful to her. You 
couldn't question her facts, so 
you did as one member of the 
audience suggested and I 
quote, "It's our turn to harass 
you". I hope you enjoyed it. 

One brief statement about 
ecology, your cleanliness leaves 
much to be desired and that's 
in mind and body. But one 
thing is true, you'll never die of 

starvation. This is a case of 
abusing a privUege. The 
seconds unlimited policy at the 
dining hall enables you to feed 
your friends very cheaply. 
Don't be surprised if Mr. 
Linville initiates a 
pay-as-you-eat policy in the 
future. For those W. C. 
students who appreciate what 
John A. has done, thank a few 
hippies if it dissappears. 

Disappear! So it's the May 
Day Committee's funds that 
are down by $25. How long 
did it take for you to realize 
that. How long has it been 
since those in chaise of 
fund-raising took a 
competency -test. How easy it 
is to shun the blame and 
responsibility by claiming 
someone broke into the S. G. 
A. office and stole your 
money. On the 17th, I found 
that money left on the tables 
at the lunch line completely 
abandoned. I looked for 15 
minutes for the owners but 
they hid well. Many students 
have known that I had the 
money and they and others 
would appreciate an 
explanation. Capt. January 
may get his money (23.94) any 
time but hold on to it this 
time, you won't be this lucky 
next time. 

Bill Ewing 
Kent 212 

Dear Sir: 

Your editorial in the issue 
of 23 April "The Time Is 
Now" bothers me for a number 
of reasons. 

Primarily: - Srd sentence in 
Paragraph No. 1" .... lawyers, 
union leaders and EVEN 
ho u sewives are all 
BEGINNING to become 
outraged at the loss of life..." 
The underiining is mine and I 
am OUTRAGED at the 
temerity of your writer; not 
only that he/she would say 
"even" so far as housewives 
are or have been concerned, 
but that we are included in the 
list of those who are 

Who do you think have 
been backing up, feeding. 

transporting, helping, housing 
and generally keeping up with 
the students who have been 
coming into the Washington 
area for the last five years or 
more? "Housewwes" and their 
husbands in my own church 
provided a place to sleep, 
breakfast and transport for 
nearly 600 people from the 
midwest just this last weekend, 
and have done the same for 
many, many other groups 
when you were in elementary 
school Be very careful about 
your use of the word 
"housewives;" we are your 
mothers too, and we've been 
with it all the way - with you - 
and don't forget it! 

Furthermore - I question 
the "sub-culture" and the 
"jokes and mockery" as 
indicated with regard to the 
Vietnam War and hope very 
much that this not a true 
picture of the Washington 
College student body reaction 
and feeling. The comparison 
with the Washington's Birthday 
Ball was, I think, pretty sick 
and not at all appropriate. 

I've just read the editorial 
for the 4th or 5th time and it's 
just now beginning to make 
some sense. Does that give you 
a message? I hope so. 

Pressure of time in putting 
out a weekly of any kind with 
volunteers is always difficult; I 
understand that from personal 
experience. But - editorials, if 
they are to be worth the space 
- must be literate, concise and 
understandable - and this was 

Elaine Denton 

SGA Proposal 

New Housing Concept 

Next year's increasea 
enrollment will help to remedy 
the financial crisis currently 
facing Washington CoUege. But 
this expansion is, in turn, 
creating its own problems. One 
problem is that of providing 
living facilities for the 
increased number of students. 
Theoretically, next year's 
dormitory space problems have 
been solved. 

This report focuses upon 
the living space problems 
which must be faced in the 
next 4 or 5 years, assuming 
that expansion continues, and 
will offer the administration an 
SGA recommendation for 
future dormitories. 

Next year's safety valves are 
the Student Affairs Offices and 
the Admissions Offices, which 
will be moved to the old 
Bunting Library. As far as can 
be determined, these vacated 
office buildings, coupled with a 
slight increase of off-campus 
living space, will be sufficient 
for the projected student 
enrollment of 700-720 
students next semester. 

Foreseeably though, there 
will be another net increase in 
enrollment in the 1972-73 
school year. This will 
necessitate the building of 
more living space. Therefore, 
we (the SGA) recommend to 
the Administration of 
Washington College that future 
housing efforts be channeled 
towards the building of an 
apartment or townhouse type 
of complex, rather than 
conventional dormitories. 

This motion would 
recommend that the 
administration investigate the 
possibilities of renting college 
land to a private entrepreneur 
who would build an apartment 
or town-house complex, for 
rent, not only to students of 

Washington College, but also to 
townspeople and faculty 
members. In other words, this 
would merely be a 
private-enterprise set-up with 
close proximity to the College 
making it advantageous for 
students to room there. The 
financing of the building would 
preferably be borne entirely by 
the private owner. 

Frederick Rudolph, in his 
superb history of the American 
College and University writes, 
". . . most of the evils of 
college life could be attributed 
to dormitories: the 
inappropriateness of the same 
rules and regulations for 
students of all ages ... the 
isolation of the college from 
the life of the community and 
of the world, the expenditure 
of money needed for libraries, 
on living facilities, the 
imposition on the college of 
responsibilities it was unable 
and unprepared to carry out 
effectively." (p. 99)* 

*The American College 

And University 
by Frederick Rudolph 
Random House Inc. 
New York (c) 1962 
A college's isolation from 
the world community and 
expenditure of funds needed in 
other areas have special 
pertinance to Washington 
College. If the reasons for this 
can be attributed to the 
present system of dormitories, 
why should the administration 
continue to be responsible for 
the building and maintenance 
of these buildings? Apartment 
and/or town house living gives 
the student a chance to 
experience and cope with the 
real world as a whole, and not 
just the sequestered college 

Book Review 

The Last Temptation 

by Curtis Kiefer 


Editor-in-Chief Geoff Anderson 

Publicatioos Editor Mary Jane Eavenson 

Business Manager Eileen Shelley 

Assodale Editor Bill Dunphy 

News Editor Bob Greenberg 

Features Editor Jan Finley 

Sports Editor Dave Griffith 

Managing Editor Bob Danner 

Circulation Manager Jon Spear 

Advertising Manager Debbie Goldstein 

Typist Mary Ruth Yoe 

Editorial Board: Geoff Anderson, Bill Dunphy, Bob Danner. 
Photography: Geoff AndeiM>n, Ed Anson, Mike Dickinson. 

The E\M is published weeldy throuf^ the academic year except 
during official recesses and exam periods, by the students of 
Washington College in the interest of students, faculty, and alumni. The 
opinions expressed by the editors of tbe ELM do not necessarily 
represent those of the CoUege. 

Taking advantage of the 
passions and tumult of Christ's 
Palestine, and writing in a 
prose style befitting the 
intensity of his subject, Nikos 
Kazantzakis has created an 
extraordinary novel, in THE 
CHRIST. The theme of the 
book is much the same as that 
of the album "Jesus Christ 
Superstar": a Christ who longs 
to be a man but who 
unwillingly finds himself to be 
God; a man thrown into the 
conflicts between the flesh and 
the spirit; a man neariy 
destroyed by his own divinity. 

Kazantzakis recognized 
twentieth - century man as 
living in a moral and spiritual 
void, as being a generation 
struggling to become free. His 
Christ is one who, by 
constantly waging a battle 
against the demands of the 
flesh and the spirit, emerges 
victorious - a superstar whose 
life-force within enables him to 
transmute the physical worid 
into the spiritual. 

Jesus, like a Buddhist monk, 
achieves his victory by freeing 
himself from earthly and 
societal bondage, from the 
family, the state, bodily 
pleasures, and the fear of 

death. This Christ rebels 
against family pressures, riots 
against the Roman 
government, seeks the pleasure 
of women, marries and has 
children, and defeats his fear of 

Removii^ Christ from the~ 
Church, Kazantzakis has 
fashioned a savior that 
eradicates the moral and 
spiritual void of the twentieth 
century. He has given us a 
meaningful and sensitive man, 
a Jesus shaped for our new age. 
Faced with chaos and moral 
decisions of our time, he 
retains the beauty of the Christ 
- legend that makes it valuable 
to people of all ages. 

About the author: Bom in 
Crete, Kazantzakis was the 
author of treatises on Nietzche 
and was a student of 
Buddhism, a Leninite, and a 
Christian; like Joyce, he forged 
the conscience of a race. He 
believed, as did Yeats and 
Synge, that truly great 
literature must be national 
literature. Some other novels 
of Nikos Kazantzakis are 

Seager . • • 

(Continued From Page 1) 

the George Washington 
University in Washington, D. C. 
In History, Charles Halstead 
will continue on leave to work 
on his book concerning 
Spanish diplomacy during the 

Other additions to the 
faculty include Minor Crager, 
who will direct the pre-law 
program. George Founds will 
join the Art Department as an 
instructor in painting, drawing 
and design. He currently 
teaches advanced drawing A 
the Corcoran School of Art in 
Washington. A third addition is 
economics professor, Palani G. 
Periasany, a graduate of the 
University of Madras, India, 
and a doctoral candidate at the 
University of Pittsburgh. 
Periasany will join the 
Economics Department, bui 
will also teach demography 
courses for Sociology. 

H. Paul Mazer will be 
replaced by William Segal in 
the Drama Department. Mr. 
Segal holds a M. F. A. from the 
University of Massachusetts a' 
Amherst and is currently 
teaching at Fort Hayes SUie 
College in Kansas. 

Thomas Pabon, Margaret 
Horsley and Bennet Lamond 
will all be returning ne^' 
semester to resume theif 
respective duties for the 
Spanish, Sociology, a"'' 
English Departments. 

Friday, May 7, 1971 

The Washington Elm 

WCTR: Tor What It's Worth 

Page 3 

In the past years, there has 
been increasing interest in a 
Washington College radio 
station, culminating last year in 
a pirate station broadcastrig 
from the Moss Box. Early thLs 
year, the interest was again 
generated. Rather than attempt 
another pirate station, it was 
suggested that it might be 
possible to get air time on 
WCTR, the local AM station. 
This, then, is where "for what 
it's worth" began. In the past 
eight months, it has gone from 
J* meeting with Mr. George 
Thoma, station manager of 
WCTR, to a one hour show 
three times a week. There was, 
of course, a lot that happened 
in between. 

In the early fall, John 
Dimsdale and Dave Roach had 
two or three meetings with Mr. 
Thoma. The outcome was a 
half hour show, every Monday, 

by Larry Israelite 

Wednesday, and Friday, from 
3:30 to 4:00. The time was 
donated by Mr. Thoma, so the 
problem of finding sponsors 
was eliminated. The only 
obligation at this point was to 
plan six shows. At this time, 
Larry Israelite signed on as the 
third host ' )r the show. 

A meeting was held in order 
to plan six shows and to give 
the ffhow a name. Different 
ideas were discussed 
concerning the naming of the 
show. Some suggestions 
included the Washington 
College Radio Show and A 
Mighty Meriad Amalgamation 
of Magical Music. Dave Roach 
then said, "Well, for what it's 
worth, I'm going to play Dear 
Mr. Fantasy on my first show." 
From this statement, the name 
of the show was derived. Larry 
Israelite became the folk 
representative on the show and 

Larry Israelite 




On Tuesday, May 4, the 
Music Department of 
Washington College presented 
the second annual Composer's 
Symposium in Tawes Theater. 
The program consisted of the 
performance of musical 
arrangements written by 
students of the College. 

Deborah Martin, Ronald 
Garrett, Debbie Coile, and 
Sandy Richter, who are first 
year music theory students, 
each composed two pieces 
which demonstrated both 
tonality and atonality. Paul 
Whiton, a music major, wrote 
various arrangements including 
"Piano Variations", "Slapdash 
for Tuba and Percussion," 
which were performed by Mr. 
Gary Clarke. Paul is currently 
taking a course in composition. 

The arrangements included 
vocal and contemporary 
instrumental scores. The 
instruments used were piano, 
percussion, guitar, viola, flute, 
trumpet and trombone. The 
main purpose of the 
symposium was for the 
composers to be able to hear 
their music in an informal 
atmosphere. It is hoped that 
the Symposium will be 
presented next year so that 
students will again have an 
opportunity to write music and 
have it performed. 

photo by Ed Anson 

John Dimsdale took the 

rock end of the muacal 

Dave did not have time to 
continue with the show on a 
full time : basis, so another 
announcer was needed. Both 
Chuck Johnson and Gerald 
Harrington took the job. 

Planning the shows did not 
turn out to be too difficulty 
since music was to be played 
during the half hour. After Mr. 
Thoma's approval, they were 
on the air. It was rather 
amusing to look through into 
the broadcast booth watching 
the paper shake as Dave read 
the announcements of the day. 
The first show went off with 

few problems and "tor what 
it's worth" was on its way. 
More College Talent 
In early March, it was hoped 
that the show could be 
extended to an hour. Mr. 
Thoma was agreeable, but 
again there were a few 
stipulations. These had to do 
with the format. Mr. Thoma 
wanted the show to be more of 
an all college show. That is to 
say, there had to be included 
more college news, interviews, 
college talent and other items 
of interest to both college 
students and area residents. 
The show had doubled its size 
and this more than doubled the 
work. Certain problems were 

Need Records 
First and foremost is the 
problem of tracking down the 
people to be interviewed. Then 
a tape has to be produced that 
is acoustically sound. Another 
problem is getting the records 
for air play. The main source 
of music for the shows are 
private collections, which keep 
the D. J.'s in a continuing state 
of novertv trving to keep a 
current repertoire. 

Once the show is ready for 
the air, there is the problem of 
improper equipment at the 
station. The turntables are 
equipped with excellent stereo 
needles, but faulty wiring 
causes the loss of one track in 
some records, thus ruining the 
stereo effect. 

Next year, "for what it's 
worth" hopes to continue the 
current format and in the 
distant future it is hoped that 
there will be a full time FM 
radio station sponsored by the 

Thank You 

On behalf of the producers 
of "for what it's worth", I 
would like to thank all those 
who listen for their past and 
future patronage. We would 
especially like to thank Mr. 
Thoma for making it possible. 
In addition, we wish to thank 
WCTR's technicians, Marty 
Story and Reed Hessler for 
their valuable assistance and 

"For what it's worth" has a 
broadcasting range of about 45 
miles. We're on from 5:00 to 
6 :00 every Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday at 1530 
on your AM dial. So if you're 
in the area, please join us. 
Thanks for listening. 

Flowers For 

All Occasions 


Chestertown, Md. 
Phone 77S-2525 

Don Kelly 


Rt. 213 

Chestertowii, Md. 

Service Od AU Milo 

Sfei'e Colding romps with two children at the 
Kappa Alpha Children's Picnic held at Pe-CoMeth in 
Queen Anne's County last Sunday. 

photo by Geoff Anderson 

Donald Dolce Returns 
To Present The Awards 

Yes, kiddies, it's time again 
for the Donald Awards for 
excellence in the Washington 
College theatre. Hosting this 
year's awards will be the 
award's namesake, Donald 
Dolce himself. The awards will 
be presented on Monday 
evening, May 10 at 9 p.m. in 
Bill Smith Auditorium, an 
official S. G. A. sponsored 
awards ceremony with all the 
trimmings. {Now mind you, 
this is touch and go, so keep 
your eyes peeled for posters 
denoting a change if 

Awards will be presented in 
nine categories; best 
production of the year and 
director (one award), best 
actor, best actress, be^ 
supporting actor, supporting 
actress, and four new fields: 
most promising actor, most 
promising actress (for 
outstanding debut 
performances at Washington 
College), outstanding drama 

major (voted by the majors) 
and an award for outstanding 
technical contribution- which 
will be selected by those 
eligible to vote who were 
associated with a production in 

Preliminary ballots were 
d ist ributed Monday and 
Tuesday to the eligible voters 
(all declared Drama majors, 
forma: winners, and nominees 
of Donald awards) and 
nominations were revealed 
Wednesday (see below). The 
results will be tabulated and 
announced May 10. 

Wherever the Donald awards 
will be held, anybody can 
come without admission 
charge, but the requirement for 
entrance is to wear something 
interesting, not tasteful, just 

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Fashion, Defender of the 
Faith, Donald Dolce-live! in 
person! at the Donalds. 

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Lacrosse Loses Squeaker 
Will Tackle Duke Saturday 

Friday, May 7, iW 

On Sunday, May 2 the Washington College Riding 
Club held the College's first on-campus horse shorn. 
Susan Hoover and Mary Jane Eavenson (above) 
represented Washington College in the Club's 
Dressage Show. photo by Steve Wentzell 

Pritzlaff Takes 
'Leave of Absence' 

With Mr. Athey filling in for 
an absent Bob Pritzlaff the 
lacrosse team travelled to 
Bucknell last Saturday, only to 
be once again turned back by a 
single goal. The 5-4 game saw a 
majority of the scoring in the 
first half as a psyched Bucknell 
squad took a 3-2 lead into the 
last two mintues of the first 
half. However, in the final 
minutes, Washington came 
back with two quick goals and 
led 4-3 at half time. 

The Sho'man opened the 
third quarter with aggressive 
play led by the Bailey- 
Murphy-Reynolds midfield. 

which had played only 20 or 
30 seconds in the Washington 
and Lee game. 

Then, as the game 
progressed, this momentum 
faded. Two Bucknell scores in 
the second half provided their 
victory as the stickmen were 
unable to connect offensively. 
In the final moments of the 
game, it appeared that 
Washington would get back in 
the game; but a Shoremen 
failed to connect with an 
empty net on a left handed 
quick stick, a dismal second 
half was brought to a close. 


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On the afternoon oi 
Wednesday, April 28, word 
circulated quickly around 
Washington College that 
Lacrosse Coach Bob Pritzlaff 
had "quit". Imm&-!iately 
speculation followed that this 
decision was a result of a team 
meeting earlier that week 
which many grievances were 
aired. As it turns out there is 
some truth in this, yet it does 
not explain the whole 

When interviewed Mr. 

Pritzlaff S3id that he would 
rather not make a statement as 
he felt any official comment 
should come from Mr. Athey. 
In turn. Mr. Athey stated 
that the decision was a mutual 
one and, was enacted because 
"it best served the efforts of 
the lacrosse team at the present 


While several members of 
the team were in Washington, 
D. C. participating in the 
weekend's anti-war 
demonstrations, the tennis 
team suffered a 9-0 defeat at 
the hands of a strong Johns 
Hopkins squad. The Blue Jays 
capitalized on hard volleys and 
good position tennis to 
dominate Saturday's action. 
The loss was not particularly 
unexpected as the Hopkins 
team is a consistent 

On the following Tuesday 
the net men travelled to 
Baltimore to tackle Hopkins 
main competition in the 
Mason-Dixon conference, 
Loyola College. Once again the 
Shoremen were outclassed and 
lost 9-0. With Mike Harper, 
Mike Carew, and Bruce 
Widowson filling in for missing 
regulars, the netmen were 
beaten in straight sets. The 
team has a good chance to get 
back on the winning track 
in the two remaining matches 
with Stevens and PMC both of 
which are more in our class. In 
addition, it is quite possible 
that Captain Bill Mitchel and 
two other players will go to the 
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repeatedly that this was not a 
permanent, binding decision. 
Mr. Pritzlaff indicated that he 
had made several suggestions to 
both the athletic department 
and the President, but that 
they will probably not be 

discussed until the conclusion 
of the season. These centereci 
around the difficulties 
splitting his time between the 
lacrosse team and the aiumry 
office, which grows rathg 
hectic as June Reunioj 

Junior Frank Ogens appears to be moving in for 
the kill on Saturday's action with Johns Hopf<ins. 
Although the runner was called "safe", the Sho'men 
went on to win in the bottom of the 1 1th, 3-2. 

photo by Geoff Anderson 

Lambdas And Thetas 
Favored In Playoffs 

Moving towards next week's 
play-offs in the Men's Softball 
League, the Lambda Chi "A" 
squad is leading the American 
league while the Thetas top the 
National League competition. 
Both teams are undefeated. 

A win over the Roaches this 
evening will assure the West 
Hall team of first place in their 
league leaving the Little Freds 
in second place. Behind '^hc 
pitching of Mitch Muwell the 
Lambda's have held their 
oppositfon to five or less runs a 
game whUe scoring an average 
of fourteen each outing. The 
KA "A" and the Roaches are 
presently tied for third place. 
The KA's meet Somerset this 

The power-hitting Theta's 
seem likely to hold on to their 
first place lead in the National 
League. The strength of the 

Oxmen was most apparent ii 
Tuesday's game with Phi Si! 
"A" as they scored thirty-nim 
runs with eight round-trip^ 
three off the bat of 
Shriver. Fighting it out f« 
second place in the N'liiond 
League are the Bashis and D« 

Wednesday's playoffs wil 
involve the second and 
third-place teams of each 
league. The winners will ni«» 
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Saturday, May 8, 1971 

Dr.Merdinger Installed Today 

Chief Justice Warren Burger 
To Address Inaugural Guests 


Speakers, Art Show 
Highlight Weekend 

By Bob Greenberg 

Inaugural ceremonies for 
Washington College's 21st 
president. Charles John 
Merdinger will be held today 
on campus. 

Also, the dedication of the 
Clifton M. Miller Memorial 
library and an exhibit of the 
art worl{ of Charles Wilson 
Peaie will highlight the day. 

Burger Main Speaker 

Chief Justice of the United 
States Warren E. Burger will be 
the main speaker during 
inauguration ceremonies at 
1 1 :00 this morning held in area 
between William Smith Hall 
and Washington Statue. In case 
of rain, ceremonies will be in 
Cain Athletic Center. 

The library dedication will 
be at 2:00 this afternoon. 
William S hepherd Dix , 
Librarian at Princeton 
University, will deliver the 
dedication address. Chief 
Justice Burger and Mr. Dix will 
be awarded honorary degrees. 

Peale Exhibit Opens 

Inaugural events officially 
began last night at 7:00 p.m., 
with the opening of an exhibit 
of the work of Charles Wilson 
Peale, "artist from 
Chestertown." The exhibit, in 
the main lobby of the Gibson 
Fine Arts Center, will remain 
through Sunday, May 16. 

The college band directed 
by Professor Garry E. Clarke, 
gave a concert on the terrace of 

the Miller Library at 8:00 p.m. 
last night. 

Wingate Presides 

Approximately 100 
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At 2:00 Today 

By Jim Dillon 

Washington College vnll 
install Dr. Charles John 
Merdinger as its 21st president 
today. Inaugural ceremonies 
will begin at 11:00 a.m. in 
front of William Smith Hall. 

A native of Chicago, Dr. 
Merdinger came to Washington 
College after 30 years with the 
Navy as a civil engineer, 
educator and author. A 1941 
graduate of the Naval 
Academy, Merdinger then 
earned bachelor's and master's 
degrees in civil engineering at 
Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute following World War 
II, and was a Rhodes Scholar at 
Brasenose College, Oxford 
University, where he received 
his Ph.D. 

Directed Research Lab 

As the first Naval Academy 
graduate to become a Rhodes 
Scholar since 1932. Dr. 
Merdinger returned to military 
service from Oxford to begin a 
career directing civil 
engineering activities around 
the globe. His Navy service has 
taken him to Panama, the 
Aleutians, Japan, Vietnam, and 
both coasts of the United 

One of Dr. Merdinger's 

duties was to direct one of the 
major research and 
development laboratories in 
the country and the 
construction of the Navy's first 
master jet air station. Under 
combat conditions in Vietnam, 
he headed one of the world's 
largest public works 

Dr. Phillip J. Wingate, 
Chairman of the Board of 
Visitors and Governors, 
will preside at the 11:00 
a.m. inauguration. 

Curriculum Reformer 

Dr. Merdinger directed the 
Naval Academy's curriculum in 
liberal arts studies from 1962 
to 1965. As a member of the 
six-man academic board which 
set over-all institutional policy, 
he participated in much of the 
academic up-grading of the 
Academy. Merdinger also was 
the head of the Naval 
Academy's teaching faculty in 

At various times he has been 
a member of Rhodes Scholar 
selection boards in Maryland, 
California and Oregon, and on 
institution selection boards for 
Fulbright and Atomic Energy 
scholarships. Merdinger has 
been an adult education 
moderator in "Great Books," 
foreign affairs, and political 

Published Articles 

Merdinger is the author of 
n umerous articles in 
professional and educational 
journals, inclcding the 
BRITANNICA. The areas of 

'Continued on Page 3> 

College Dedicates Library 

By John Cann 

Washington College's new 
$1.5 million Clifton M. Miller 
Memorial Library will be 
dedicated at 2:00 this 
afternoon with an address by 
Dr. William S. Dix, Princeton 
University Librarian and 
former president of the 
American Library Association. 
The dedication will take place 
on the brick terrace at the 
front of the library. 

The Miller Library is built 
on the cite of the old Cain 
Gymnasium which was razed in 
September 1968. Construction 
for the library began shortly 
thereafter and was completed 
late in 1970. The 48,798 
square foot structure was 
designed by architect J. Russell 
Bailey, of the architectural 
firm of Bailey and Gardner, of 
Orange, Virginia. The new 
facility was built by contractor 
Charles E. Brohawn of 
Cambridge, Maryland. 
Cornerstone Laid 

In an elaborate Masonic 
ceremony performed by the 
Grand Lodge of Maryland, the 

cornerstone for the library was 
laid in June 1969. Through the 
efforts of helpful students and 
townspeople, the largest part 
of the book collection was 
moved from the old George 
Avery Bunting Library to the 
Miller Library in November 

The exterior of the new 
air-conditioned facility is of 
brick and limestone to blend 
with the traditional 
architectural style of the 
buildings on campus. It is 
centrally located among 
dormitories, classroom 
buildings, and the dining hall. 
The library is a three level 
structure with a brick terrace 
at its front entrance. 

Room For Expansion 

Painted plaster, wood 
paneling, vinyl wall coverings, 
upholstered furniture, and 
carpeted floors highlight the 
interior. Light levels are kept at 
100 foot candles in work areas. 
Maximum capacity for the 
library is 165,000 volumes 
while seating 300 readers or 

about 40% of the student" 
body. The design allows for 
future expansion which could 
increase the capacity by 
100,000 volumes and 


accommodate another 

A brick terrace allows access 

I Continued on Page 8» 

Days Events 

Friday, May 7 

Opening of 

Exhibit 7:00 p.m. 

Fine Arts Center 

Concert 8:00 p.m., 



M. Miller Library Terrace 

Saturday, May 8 

Registration of Inauguration 
Delegates and 

Guests.. .9:00-10:30 a.m. 

Ceremony....ll;00 a.m.. Area 
Between Smith Hall and 
Washington Statue 

Luncheon 12:30 p.m.. 

Outside Hodson Hall 

Miller Library 
Dedication. ...2:00 p.m. 

Lacrosse Game vs. Duke 
University. ..3:00 p.m.. Kibler 

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Saturday, May 8, 197| K 



In a very fine guest editorial in the ELM a few 
weeks ago Dr. Peter Tapke, Head of our 
Philosophy Department and Chairman of the 
Inauguration Committee, discussed the purposes of 
an inauguration of a college president. He rightly 
pointed out that while much of the attention 
focuses on the head of the college, in a broader 
sense the college honors itself and all those who 
have brought it to its present state. 

Certainly, in the ten months I have been here, I 
have become acutely aware of the contributions of 
a great number of benefactors Board members, 
presidents, faculty, and interested citizens- past 
and present Since its founding in the eighteenth 
century, Washington College has gone through 
many cycles of prosperity and depression--to the 
point where it would be difficult in a brief article 
such as this to pay the proper respect due all those 
who have "saved" the College. Currently, of 
course, we are indebted for significant financial 
support from a host of individuals and 
organizations, the most prominent being the 
Hodson Trust. We are also in the debt of countless 
men and women whose vision of what a high 
quality liberal arts college can be, culminated in 
the splendid institution we have today. Let me pay 
tribute to all of them by calling to mind two of the 
giants, the first President of the College, the 
Reverend William Smith, D.D., and the most recent 
President, Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson. 

Within two short years of his arrival in 
Chestertown in 1780, William Smith, first Provost 
of what is now the University of Pennsylvania, 
transferred his cun-iculum from Philadephia and 
transformed the former Kent School into the first 
college in Maryland with a bustling student body 
of 140. To put this in perspective, it is interesting 
to note that at that time, in 1782, Yale had some 
200 students. Harvard 141, and other early colleges 
such as Princeton and Rutgers enrolled 
considerably fewer. That Washington College did 
flourish so well so soon was due in no small part to 
the ability of Smith to enlist the support of so 
many leading citizens of the day, including George 
Washington himself. With the College successfully 
launched, Smith returned to Philadelphia in 1789. 
One hundred and sixty years later, after varying 
periods of decline and revival, the College came 
under the leadership of Daniel Z. Gibson. His 
twenty years in the president's chair were 
undoubtedly the most significant and productive in 
the long histon/ of this institution. The curriculum 
was revitalized, student enrollment soared, the 
physical plant grew tremendously, and the quality 
of the faculty continued to rise. Clearly, the whole 
academic environment improved dramatically 
during the Gibson years. 

So we have this very fine college now--the 
product of the dreams and accomplishments of 
countless dedicated men and women over a period 
of nearly two hundred years. Where do we go from 
here? I suggest that the College will continue to 
prosper and to grow in its capacity to serve. 
Despite the fact that we are currently in one of the 
most critical periods in the history of higher 
education, Washington College has never been 
stronger than it is today. We have come a long way, 
and now we are in the midst of an all-encompassing 
self-study which will point the way to our goals for 
the next decade. Though many of these goals are 
still in embryo form, one thing is certain. We 
intend to remain a small, high quality liberal arts 
and sciences college where people can still be 
treated as individuals and not simply as part of z 
great mass. I am sure that our predecessors whc 
made Washington College what it is today woulc 
heartily approve. 

Chief Justice Warren E. Burger 

Warren Burger To Receive 
Honorary Doctorate Degree 

Supreme Court Chief Justice 
Warren Earl Burger, fifteenth 
man in United States history to 
hold that judiciary position, 
will deliver the main address at 
today's inauguration program, 
scheduled for 11:00 a.m. He 
also will receive an honorary 
degree from Washington 
College at that time. 

After the United States 
Senate rejected two previous 
nominations. President Nixon 
nominated Warren Burger to 
the position of Chief Justice on 
May 21. 1969, and received 
Senate confirmation the 
following month. 

Graduated Law School 

After attending the 
University of Minnesota. Chief 
Justice Bulger graduated 
magna cum laude from the 
Saint Paul College of Law in 
1931 and began a private law 
practice in Minnesota- 

From 1953 - 56, Mr. Burger 
served as Assistant Attorney 
General under the Eisenhower 
administration. He then served 
from 1956 - 69 as a judge of 
the United States Court of 
Appeals in Washington, D. C. 

by Kevin O'Keefe 

Washington College official 
functions. His predecessor, 
Chief Justice Earl Warren, 
addressed the College 
community at the 
Washington's Birthday 
Convocation in February, 

The speaker at the last 
presidential inauguration in 
1950 was Felix Morley, former 
editor-in-chief of the 
president of Haverford College. 

Roosevelt Spoke 

In 1933, at the inauguration 
of Dr. Gilbert W. Mead as 
College president, the main 
address was delivered by 
President Franklin D. 

Presidents Harry Truman 
and D wight D. Eisenhower 
have also delivered addresses in 
Chestertown during their terms 
in office. 

Published Articles 

Justice Burger serves as 
Chancellor of the Smithsonian 
Institute, Chairman of the 
Board of the National Gallery 
of Art, and a trustee of 
Mitchell College of Law of St, 
Paul. Minnesota. He has 
lectured in Europe while 
studying the English and 
European legal systems and has 
published numerous articles on 
legal and law-related subjects. 

After the inauguration 
ceremony the Chief Justice is 
expected to attend the outside 
luncheon scheduled for 12:30 
p.m. on campus. 

Proud Tradition 

Chief Justice Burger is 
continuing a proud tradition of 
distinguished speakers at 

Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, former President of 
Washington College 

Dr. Gibson's Greefin^ 

This is Charles Merdinger's 
day and I am happy to 
contribute my warm good 
wishes to him on the occasion 
of his inauguration. The Editor 
of the ELM asked me to 
provide "a brief overview of 
my twenty years at Washington 
College." Any overview, 
however brief, is likely to seem 
immodest. But I say in all 
sincerity that Washington 
College today is a product of 
many people - a devoted and 
hard working board, an able 
and effective faculty, . a 
responsible and competent 
student body, a loyal and 
generous alumni, a hard 

working administrative staff 
They have produced a collegf 
with physical facilities second 
to none (ten new buildings. 
five others that have undergone 
major renovation, thirty-fi^'f 
acres added to the campus] 
But we laid more than bricks 
we gathered an able facuUj 
and student body wliert 
interaction has produced a" 
educational program of r^^' 

I submit to Dr. MerdinE^f 
that the Washington College he 
commands is a bett^' 
institution than it was tweniy 
years ago. With all my heart I 
wish him well for the decade of 
the 70's. 

The Washington Elm Supplement 

As an undergraduate at Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute, Dr. Merdinger was an Ail-American lacrosse 

Dr. Merdinger (behind ball) was captain of the 
Oxford University basketball team II949I. 

Inaugural Issue 

Special Co-ordinating Editor Edward Scliulman 

Editor-in-Chiet Goetfrcy Anderson 

Assistant Editor Mary Rutti Yoe 

Publications Editor Mary Jane Eavcnson 

fje^g John Cann 

Pat Counsellor 

Jim Dillon 

Bob Greenberg 

Kevin O'Keefe 

Brian Sheeley 

Jim Smith 

Photography Geo"' Anderson 

Steve Wentzel 

Advertising fat Counsellor 

Bill Monk 
Editorial Advisor D'- Jol"" Oonkling 

Inaugural Oath 

I Continued from Page D 

these articles have included 
history, construction and 
personnel. He is the only 
author to receive more than 
once the Society of American 
Military Engineers' Toulmin 
Medal, awarded for the best 
published article of the year. 
He won this in 1952, 1957 and 

He performed the duties of 
a city manager and was engineer 
of Yokosuka, Japan, the 
Navy's largest base west of 
Pearl Harbor from 1959 to 
1962, and received awards 
from the Japanese government 
for "people to people" 
programs there. From 1965 
until 1967, he was at the Naval 
Facilities Engineering 
Command in Washington, D.C., 
responsible for the Navy's 
world-wide public works 
standards and budgeting 

Officer in Vietnam 

In 1968 he was chief 
executive officer of the Navy's 
largest single public works 
organization -- a multi-national, 
military-civilian force of 4,500, 
headquartered at DaNang, 
Vietnam. Since then he has 
been director of the regional 
naval facilities engineering 
command in Nevada, Utah and 
northern California, 
responsible for planning, design 
and construction of major 
shore facilities for the Navy 
and Air Force. 

Escaped Pearl Harbor 

As an ensign, fresh out of 
the Naval Academy, he was 
aboard the USS Nevada when 
the ship was sunk trying to 
escape Japanese planes at Pearl 
Harbor. During most of World 
War II. he served aboard the 
USS Alabama, first in the 
Atlantic on the "Murmansk 
Run" and later in the South 

Dr. Merdinger is a registered 
professional engineer in 
Wisconsin. He is a member of 
Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chi 
Epsilon and a member of 
professional societies, including 
the American Society of Civil 
Engineers, the National Society 
of America, and the Society 
for the History of Technology. 

Page 3 


He was an AU-American 
lacrosse player as an 
undergraduate at RPl. and later 
captained the lacrosse team at 
Oxford. He also lettered in 
college football, soccer and 

Dr, Merdinger is married to 
the former Mary F. 
McKelleget, of Cambridge, 
Mass. They have four girls, 
Anne, 23: Joan. 21; Susan. 19; 
and Jane. 17. Two of the 
daughters are presently 
enrolled in college; Joan at 
Wellesiey and Susan at the 
University of Maryland. The 
Merdingers reside at the 
Hynson-Ringgold House, the 
traditional home of the 
President of Washington 

Johnny Baxter places Doctor of Philosophy Hood 
on Dr. Merdinger, at Oxford. 

The Merdinger family in Japan, 1961. 

In June, 1967. Merdinger is seen here at a small 
refugee camp outside DaNang. South Vietnam 

Dr. Merdinger, his wife Mary, and three of their four 
daughters (I to r) Jane, Susan and Joan. 

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Saturday. May 8, 19) 

A Look At Past Inaugurations: 

President Gilbert W. It/lead greets President 
Roosevelt at Mead's 1933 inauguration. 

The Roosevelt 

mo torcade drives through 





p -iniiiniiii 

Roosevelt arrives via the executive yacht 

Mead and Gibson Festivities 
Reflect Historical Contexts 

Inaugurations at Washington 
College have traditionally 
reflected not only the school's 
blend of past heritage with 
future promise- but its larger 
relation to the educational 
process in general and the 
outside world as well. 

The Merdinger Inaugural is 
thus an appropriate time to 
glance back at some of the 
ceremonies which have begun 
the terms of the College's 
previous 21 presidents. Perhaps 
the most useful to recall are 
the two most recent, those of 
Drs. Gilbert W. Mead in 1933 
and Daniel Z. Gibson in 1951. 

Mead Inaugurated 

Not si nee George 
Washington's trip in 1784 had 
a Chief Executive visited the 
college, and this fact, coupled 
with the unique historical 
situation, made Gilbert Mead's 
Inaugural on October 21, 

1933, at which Franklin D. 
Roosevelt was presented with 
an L, L. D., of special 

The occasion's significance 
was testified by both the 
quantity and the quality of the 
audience. Nearly 20,000 
people turned out to see the 
President. With him were the 
First Lady, special advisor 
Harry Hopkins, the Secretary 
of Commerce, the Governor of 
Maryland, the Mayor of 
Baltimore, and the 
Chestertown State Senator, S. 
Scott Beck, then Chairman of 
the Board of Visitors and 

President Arrives 

Educational as well as 
political institutions were 
plentifully represented. 
Harvard, Yale, Columbia, 
Vassar, William and Mary, and 
Vanderbilt were among the 75 


by Jim Smith 
colleges, universities, and 
seminaries who sent 
delegations. More than a 
hundred others sent letters of 
greeting and congratulations or 
scrolls. And three past 
Washington presidents - Drs. J. 
W. McCain, Clarence P. Gould, 
and Paul E. Titsworth ■■ were 
in attendance. 

The Presidential party, 
arriving at the College at 11:00 
via the Executive yacht 
"Sequoia" and a motorcade 
through bunting-draped 
Chestertown, was greeted with 
a 21-gun salute by a battery 
from Fort Hoyle and loud 
refrains of "Hail tc the Chief. " 
Roosevelt was shortly aboard 
the temporary platform 
erected in front of William 
Smith Hall for the event, and 
the ceremonies were soon 
under way. 

Networks Cover Speech 

The times did not seem 
proprietous to the new leaders 
as they attempted to set a 
course for the new decade. The 
country had spent the last four 
years in disasterous economic 
disarray. Poverty, 
unemployment, and despair 
creot over the land. 

Great outpourings of 
creative legislation during the 
Hundred Days had restored the 
faith of the nation in its 
leadership, but it had not yet 
put the economy into high 
gear, and in the same month 
Roosevelt came to power, so 
had Hitler. In these 
circumstances, it was only 
natural for the President to 
define the -goals and 
applications of education in 
terms of the broader goals of 
the nation rather than as 
something of intrinsic worth. 
In the most important passage 
of his remarks (carried over 
CBS and NBC radio networks) 
he dealt with those broader 


The wider we can haue o 
distribution of wealth in the 
proper sense of that term, the 
more we can make it possibk 
to every man, woman, and 
child throughout the land to 
haue the necessities, and when 
they find themselves in such 
shape thai they do not have to 
be awake nights wondering 
where the food for the morrow 
is coming from, then we will 
have the kind of security which 
means so much to the progress 
and spirit of the country. 

Mead Continues 

Mead, who as Washington's 
19th President, would serve the 
College loyally until his death 
in 1949. snplled out the 
specific of this for education 
in terms of action and 

Too often the formal 

institutions of teaming are 
rightly reproved for their 
complacency in rattling the dry 
bones of traditional curriculo 
until the student's eyes art 
blinded by the ancient dust. 
We demand of Washington 
College today not dry bones 
but living flesh, actuated by 
the daring spirit which sees no 
task too big for iti 

Roosevelt Leaves 

Clearly, the day's theme was 
that a college should do more 
than just educate students in a 
general way; to fulfill its 
proper tasks it must prepare 
them for dealing with the 
specific problems they would 
have to solve in a troubled, 
difficult world. 

After his speech, Roosevelt 
took leave of Washington 
College, and the crowd 
adjourned to watch the 
University of Delaware football 
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Saturday, May 8, 1971 

The Washington Elm Supplement 

Tradition Linked To Present 

Page 5 

team, 8-0. An Inaugural Ball at 
the Gym that evening 
concluded a memorable day. 

Gibson Inaugurated 
More muted but no less 
symbolic of its times was the 
Inauguration of Daniel Z. 
Gibson as Washington's 20th 
President on October 27, 1951. 
The ceremony took place at 
two that afternoon, under 
sunny autumn skies much like 
those enjoyed by its 

With Gibson on the 
temporary platform before 
Middle Hall were the Governor 
and both Maryland state 
senators, as well as the state 
delegation to Annapolis from 
the Eastern Shore. Again 
educational institutions were 
lavishly represented, with 
delegations from more than 
135 present. The day's guest 
speaker was Felix Morley, a 
well-known radio commentator 
and the past president of 
Haverford College, 

Theme Changes 

The day's events {which 
were given a special flavor by 
that weekend's Homecoming 
festivities) began with a 
morning soccer match against 
King's College, won handily by 
Washington, 5-2, and a 
luncheon for guests and 
alumni. This was followed 
directly by the ceremony itself. 

Nothing could indicate 
more how much things had 
changed since the Mead 
Inaugural than the temper and 
Lone of Gibson's, In the '30's 
the overwhelming concern had 
been with the outside world as 
it labored through massive and 
immediate crisis. Now World 
War II had ended, the Bomb 
had been invented, prosperity 
and the Cold War 

Need New Responses 

The Challenge was of a 
different, more protracted, and 
more complex order, and the 
requirements for facing it were 
of a less immediate but more 

fundamental nature, calling for 
different educational 
responses, as Daniel Z. Gibson 

With few exceptions we 
have opened our campuses to 
euery species of worldly 
pressure, have sought 
consciously to bridge whatever 
gap exists between the world 
of the market and the halls of 
ivory, and. ..have ourselves 
abandoned educational 
statesmanship by allowing our 
policies, our curriculum, our 
academic standards and even 
the moral standards of the 
campus, to be shaped by 
pressure from outside the 

Morley Seconds Theme 

Now, Gibson argued, the 
flow must be reversed. 
Scholastic and personal 
integrity were called for in a 
world which tested not just 
their ability to respond quickly 
to crises in specific areas, but 
their entire moral, cultural and 
intellectual fibre. The only 
proper response was a return to 
the ivory tower, whose worth 
had been too often ignored. 

Morley, who had been 
i nst rumental in securing 
G i bson's appointment as 
President, seconded his theme 
by reviewing the relationship 
between the Government, the 
big university, and the small 

College Role Emphasized 

Pointing to the increasing 
size of both the Government 
and the universities, and to the 
alienating and dehumanizing 
effects this was liable to have, 
he stated that the function of 
the small college is "...not to 
train technicians, nor to 
inculcate subjects, but rather to 
develop and stimulate the 
critical facility which is so 
important for good citizenship, 
and so intolerable to 
dictators." Men who concerned 
themselves with humanism and 
ethics were more, not less, 
valuable in a society which 
increasingly stressed 
technological conformity and 
which had acquu-ed, for the 
first time, the capacity to 
destrov Itself completely. 

Dr. Gibson receives the oath of office from W. 
Lester Baldwin, then Board Chairman. 

A Presidential Reception at 
Ringgold House and a dance 
that evening at the Armory 
ended a day of prescient 

Accurate Reflections 

In considering the 
Merdinger Inaugural, it may be 
well worth while to review 
some of its predecessors. For if 
the record is any indication, 
they were accurate reflections 
of their historical context. To 
use Dos Passos' famous words, 
"In times of change and 
danger, when there is a 
quicksand of fear under man's 
reasoning, a sense of continuity 
with generations gone before 
can stretch like a lifeline across 
the scary present." 

(Editor's Note:) 

Former Washington College 
President Daniel Z. Gibson is 

presently acting as academic 
dean at Salisbury State College. 
in Salisbury, Maryland. 

Governor McKeidin speaks to the guests of the 

The author of this article, 
Jim Smith, is enrolled as a 
freshman at Washington 

Dr. Gibson, as a newly 
installed president, speaks 
to the crowd. 

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The Washington Elm Supplement 

Saturday, May 8, 1971 

Former UNESCO Delegate 

Princeton University Librarian 
Speaks at Library Dedication 

William Shephard Dix, head librarian at Princeton 
University, will speak at 2:00 p.m. library dedication. 

by Pat Counsellor 

William Sheperd Dix. 
currently head librarian at the 
Princeton University library, 
will be the principal speaker at 
this afternoon's dedication of 
the Clifton M. Miller Memorial 

Mr. Dix received his B. A. 
from the University of Virginia 
in 1931 and his M. A. from the 
same institution in 1932. He 
received his Ph. D. from the 
University of Chicago in 1946 
and his LL. D. from the 
University of Florida in 1967. 

Miller Library Commemorates 
Man Active in College, Area 

by Brian Sheeley 

The Clifton M. Miller Memorial 
Library was named for a man 
of many interests who actively 
served Washington College. In 
1951, Clifton Miller was 
appomted as a member of the 
Board of Visitors and 
Governors and served as a 
board member until the time 
of his death. 

Mr. Miller became Chairman 
of the Board in 1963, but 
refused re-election in 1967, 
though he remained on the 
Board. He continued his work 
for the college by heading the 
executive committee of the 
Development Council, which 
waged a successful twelve 
million dollar program for 
further college development. 

Investment Banker 
In 1916. Mr. Miller 
graduated from Stanford 
University Law School, 
whereupon he became a 
member of the California Bar 
Association. He began a 
finance career in 1916 by 
working for the Lumberman's 
Trust Company of Portland, 

In 1917, he became a west 
coast representative of William 
Soloman and Company, 
Investment Bankers of New 
York City. Miller joined Dillion 

Read and Company, 
Investment Bankers in 1920. 
becoming a partner in 1927. 
Moved to Shore 

From 1930 to 1935 he was 
a partner in White. Weld and 
Company, Investment Bankers 
of New York City, retiring in 
1935 to become a farmer and 
cattle breeder at the 
Hinchingham Estate on the 
Chesapeake Bay. In 1955 he 
built a home at Swan Cove, 
near the Chestertown Country 

Clifton Miller was active in 
politics, also. He was a 

Clifton M. Miller 

Republican delegate to both 
the 1944 and 1948 national 

Miller was a benefactor of 
the Kent and Queen Anne's 
Hospital, serving on the board 
of directors. He was the 
president of their board from 
1952 to 1954. 

Active Retirement 

Mr. Miller served on boards 
of directors for several 
companies after retiring from 
investment. At the time of his 
death, he was serving on the 
board of Canadiar Limited. 

He was a member of two 
fraternities, Delta Tau Delta 
and Phi Delta Phi; headed the 
Eastern Shore Aberdeen Angus 
Association; belonged to the 
Union Club of New York City 
and the Maryland Club of 
Baltimore; and had a 
membership in the Masters of 
Foxhounds Association. 

Clifton Miller was born 
August 7, 1892, the son of 
Harvey and Rosa Miller, in 
Missoula, Montan. Miller served 
with distinction in the Armv 
Air Force during World War I. 

Married on March 10, 1920 
to Emily Thomson, he is 
survived by two sons, Duncan 
and Chfton Junior. In 1935 he 
married Caroline Hynson, a 
native of Chestertown. On July 
23, 1968. he died at his Swan 
Cove home. 


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Monday - Sit. 10 (.m. -12 p.m. 
Sunday 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m. 

Compliments to Dr. Merdinger 

Best Wishes to 
Dr. Merdinger 

Anthony's Florist 

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Dr. Merdinger 

Instructed English 

After receicing his M. A., he 
was a master at the Darlington 
School until 1939. From 
1940-42, he served as an 
instructor in English and as 
director of the committee on 
private research at Western 
Reserve University. At Williams 
College he was an English 
instructor from 1942 to 1944, 
and that same year went to 
Harvard, where he served as a 
research associate for the 
Radio Research Lab, OSRD, 
(Office of Scientific Research 
and Development). 

In 1946. he became an 
instructor in English at 
Harvard, until 1947, when he 
was appointed to an assistant 
professorship of English at 

Rice Institute, where he also 
served as an associate professor 
and librarian from 1948 - 53 
In 1956, he received an 
appointment as librarian and 
lecturer in English at 

Served UNESCO 

Aside from these academic 
interests, Mr. Dix is also 
concerned with world 
problems, as evidenced by his 
chairmanship of the United 
States National Commission of 
UNESCO from 1959-61. He 
served as a member of the 
United States delegation to the 
General Conference of 
UNESCO at Paris in 1958 and 
as a vice chairman of the 
delegation in 1960. 

The exterior of the Clifton M. Miller Memorial 
Library as seen from campus looking toward Hodson 


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Our Very Best Wishes to you, 
Dr. Merdinger on your Inauguration 

The Country Store 

On The Village Green 
Deep in the heart of Chestertown 

Best Wishes to Dr. Merdinger 

Bonnett's towiiyL counlry Shop 

Saturday. May 8, 1971 

The Washington Elm Supplement 

Page 7 

Peale Exhibition 
Opens for Week 

On display at the Charles Wilson Peale exhibit is this line drawing of George 
Washington with a classical wreath, done about 1800. The drawing is lent by the 
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. 

William Smith Was Founder, 
And Successful Money-Raiser 

Versatile educators have 
traditionally filled the 
presidency of Washington 
College, beginning with William 
Smith, the 18th century 
American educator and 
clergyman, whose interlude in 
Chestertowii was part of a 
diversified career. 

He is perhaps best known as 
the first provost of the College, 
Academy, and Charitable 
School of Philadelphia, which 
later merged with the present 
University of Pennsylvania. 
However, Smith's tempestuous 

association with the 
Pennsylvania General Assembly 
resulted in his 1779 dismissal 
from the college faculty. 

In that same year, he 
became rector of Chester 
Parish, Chestertown, Kent 
County, where he lost no time 
in establishing the Kent 
School. By 1782, the school 
boasted 142 pupils and was 
chartered as Washington 
College with Smith as its first 

Smith's second most 
important contribution to 

Washington College would be 
especially appreciated today. 
Always a successful 
money -raiser, the new 
president solicited more than 
10,000 pounds for the College, 
including a fifty pound 
contribution from General 

In 1753, Smith published A 
Relating to the establishment 
of a New York college, the 
pamphlet contained Smith's 
requirements for any American 
college of the day: history, 
agriculture, and religion were 
to be most emphasized. . "lOve 
all. the objective of the college 
must be the making of good 
men and good citizens. 

In 1789, Smith returned to 
Philadelphia and his position as 
provost of the old College. In 
1791, his school merged with 
the Assembly chartered 
University of Pennsylvania, and 
John Ewing became provost of 
the new institution, William 
Smith spent the remainder of 
his life on his Schuylkill Falls 
estate, preparing a complete 
edition of his prolific writings. 

William Smith. 



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Best wishes to 
President Merdinger 

Paul's Shoe Store 

Portraits by Charles Willson 
Peale are featured in the 
exhibition currently on display 
in the Daniel Z. Gibson Fine 
Arts Center. This 
comprehensive examination of 
the 18th century American 
painter opened May 7 and will 
run through Sunday, May 16. 
Biographical material also 
plays an important role in the 
exhibition. Peale was born in 
Queen Anne's County and his 
father taught at Kent 
School, the forerunner of 
Washington College. Three 
years after his father's death in 
1750, the twelve year old boy 
left Chestertown, apprenticed 
to an Annapolis saddlemaker. 
During his apprenticeship. 
Charies Willson Peale became 
interested in painting, trading a 
saddle for lessons in 
portraiture. Eventually several 
prominent Mary landers noticed 
his work, including John Beale 
Bordley of Wye Plantation, 
who attended the Kent County 
School. These men financed 
Peale's studies in London with 
Benjamin West. 

Included in this exhibition 
is a portrait of Bordley, who 
was a lawyer and judge as well 
as an agriculturalist; a portrait 
of the artist's mother, Mrs. 
Charles Peale; and a miniature 
of one Joseph Nicholson, 
whose relative of the same 
name was a member of the 
College's first Board of Visitors 
and Governors. 

An oil of another member 
of the original Board. Supreme 
CHASE, is also on display, 
...along with a portrait of a 
Mrs. Swann, niece of another 
member of the first board and 
a member of a prominent 
colonial Maryland family. Also 
featured is a SELF PORTRAIT 
OF THE artist "as an artist", 
done when Peale was 83 years 
of age. 

Especially interesting is a 
portrait of George Washington. 
Painted in 1780, Peale's work 
is not the schoolroom 
Stuart-image of a white-haired 
Founding Father, but of a 
military man in his prime, 
every inch the hero of the 

A painting oy John 

Hesselius, the Annapolis 
painter who was Peale's first 
teacher, is on exhibition, as are 
the handwritten manuscripts of 
Peale's autobiography, his 
diaries and several drawings, 
including a poster advertising 
the prehistoric mammoth he 

The largest Independent Bonk 
ng Kent and Queen Anne's Counties 
since 1849 



Church Hill 

excavated on a New York farm 
and made the focal point of his 
, very profitable natural 

In conjunction with the 
show, Edgar P. Richardson will 
discuss Peale's significance in a 
lecture to be given Wednesday, 
May 12, at 8 p.m. Mr. 
Richardson, whose book, 
one of the field's standard 
texts, is a former director of 
the Winterthur Museum and 
widely-recognized as a 
pre-eminent authority in 
American painting. 

W. Howard Corddry. a 1908 
graduate of the College and 
currently Secretary of the 
Board of Visitors and 
Governors, made both the 
show and the publication of an 
accompanying brochure 
possible. Paintings are on loan 
from the Baltimore Museum, 
the Pennsylvania Academy of 
Fine Arts, the Maryland 
Historical Society md private 
owners. The biographical 
material was obtained from the 
American Philosophical 
Society, in Philadelphia. 

Mr. Robert Janson-LaPalme, 
professor of art and 
co-ordinator of the exhibition, 
prepared the brochure for the 

The show is open to the 
public during weekend hours 
and evening events in Tawes 

Portrait of John Beale 
Bordley featured in the 

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Saturday, May 8, 197l 

College Dedicates Library 

(Continued from Page I) 

to the main tloor of the 
library. The circulation desk 
and card catalog are 
strategically located on this 
floor as are periodicals, reserve 
books, and reference books. 
This floor also has a smoking 
room, a typing room, a copy 
room, offices for the staff, and 
equipment for reading 

Rare Book Room 

microfilm and microcards. In 
addition, there is a separate 
room for catalogs of the 
Library of Congress and a 
circulation office which 
provides assistance to the 

The genera! collection is 
divided between the upper and 
lower floors. Faculty study 
rooms, a typing room, faculty 
offices, book storage rooms, 
and a classroom are located on 
the lower floor. 

The upper floor has such 
specialized rooms as a record 
listening room, seminar and 
conference rooms, a staff 
lounge, and faculty study 
rooms. A rare books room 
named for the late authoress, 
Sophie Kerr Underwood, holds 
valuable and irreplaceable 
books. There are study carrels 
and informal reading areas on 
all three levels. 

Library Use Increases 

Visiting librarians have been 
"most enthusiastic about the 
overall design and especially 
the lighting and fenestration of 
the Miller Library," says 
Librarian Robert Bailey. The 
students have also shown a 
■'Dositive response to the new 

facility" as evidenced by the 
increase in library usage. 

The number of books 
checked out of the Miller 
Library shows a substantial 
increase over the number of 
books taken out of the old 
Bunting Library. From 
December 1 to December 19, 
1969, 2,067 books were 
checked out of the Bunting 
Library. During the same time 
period of 1970 in the Miller 
Library, 2,435 books were 
taken out. 

Effective Design 

The upward trend in usage 
is probably even more 
pronounced than these figures 
indicate. In the Bunting 
Library it was necessary to 
check out periodicals and 
reserve books to read them 
in the library. It is not 
necessary to do this in the new 

In the Bunting Library, 
thiee counts were made daily 
of the number of students in 
the building. The comparable 
figures from the Miller Library 
show a substantial increase. 
From December 1 to 
December 19, 1969, 1,007 
students were counted in the 
Bunting Library. In the MiUer 
Library during the same period 
for 1970, over 2,100 students 
were recorded. 

"The Miller Library 
maintains an inviting, relaxing 
atmosphere which is conducive 
to research and study," says 
Bailey. "The ease with which 
Washington College students 
have adapted to their new 
library is indicative of the 
facility's effective structure 
and design." 

Weekend Events ... 

I Continued from Page 1) 
delegates from colleges a nd 
universities, learned societies, 
and libraries will begin arriving 
and registering at 9:00 a.m. the 
morning. At 11:00 a.m., the 
delegates beginning with the 
representative of the University 
of Oxford, will lead the 
inaugural procession out of 
Dunning Hall to begin the 

The Very Reverend Joseph 
A. Bellinger, S.J., President of 
Loyola College of Baltimore, 
will deliver the invocation at 
the inauguration. Phillip J. 
Wingate, Chairman of the 
Board of Visitors and 
Governors, will preside. 

Rare books are placed in the Sophie Kerr Room of 
the Library, located on the upper floor. 


Serving the Eastern Shore 

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Sandwiches and Pizza 
in Chestertown 

Best wishes to Dr. Merdinger 

Service Center 

Our Most Sincere Compliments 
And Best Wishes to President 

IN DOWNTOWN Merdinger 






Greetings Extended 

Customary greetings to the 
new president. Dr. Merdinger, 
will be presented by Dr. 
Nicholas Newlin, chairman of 
the department of English at 
Washington College, on behalf 
of the faculty; Albert W. 
Wharton, president of the 
alumni association, on behalf 
of the alumni; Thomas 0- 
Hodgson, Class of 1972, for 
the students; Roger Allen, the 
delegate from Oxford, for 
institutions of higher learning; 
and the Honorable Paul 
Sarbannes, member of the 
United States House of 
Representatives, for the 
community at lai^e. 

Judge George B. Rasin, Jr. 
vice chairman of the Board of 
Visitors and Governors, will 
administer the oath of office. 
Dr. Daniel Z. Gibson, president 
emeritus of the College, will 
invest Dr. Merdinger vrith the 
symbol of the presidency. 

An outdoor buffet luncheon 
for President Merdinger and his 
party, the Chief Justice, 
delegates, invited guests and 
the student body, will follow 
the ceremonies. 

The weekend will culminate 
with a 3:00 p.m. lacrosse game 
on Kibler Field, with the 
Sho'men facing Duke 

This view of the first floor reading room shows the 
carpeted interior and upholstered furniture. 

The circulation desk and catalogues are 
conveniently located on the first floor of the library. 

Best wishes to 
President Merdinger 

The Yardstick 

With Every Good 

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XLII No. 6 


Friday, May 14, 1971 

Merdinger Assumes 
Office As President 

Taking part in Saturday's Inauguration were C/iief Justice Burger, President 
!\/lerdinger, Mr. Wingate, and former President, Daniel Gibson. 

Richmond House To Hold 
Members Of Writers Union 

Under the sponsorship of 
Washington's Writer's Union, 
plans are currently being 
considered by the 
administration for the 
conversion of Richmond House 
to a residential-office facility 
providing living quarters for 
creative writing students and 
offices for various campus 
literaiy groups. 

The Writer's Union proposal, 
presented at Monday's meeting 
of the Long Range Planning 
Committee, was outlined in a 
five page report presented 
by Professor Robert Day and 
Union president David Roach. 
The group intends to create 
a "writing house" with second 
and third floor living quarters 
for six students who according 
to the project outline "are 
actively practicing creative 
writing." Preliminary plans call 
for each student to have a 
single roont 

First floor facilities will be 
devoted to Writing Union 
headquarters, the Miscellany 
office, a press room, Mr. Day's 
office, a library, and a kitchen. 

Business Manager, the Dean of 
Men (or Women ), Professor 
Day, the Writer's Union 
president, and a student 
elected from among those 
living in the house has been 
proposed to determine the 
regulations and policies for 
Richmond House's operation 
as a writing center. It will also 
be the responsibility of the 
group to select students to live 
in the house and to determine 
whether the facility will be 

Professor Day related to the 
^—^ _ _ 1 Planning Committee the 

I ifl ^1 OTI O f1 V Writer's Union's desire to help 
^-'** -1-T.l.VFiiVacl.^ ;^ refurbishing the structure. 
At least ten students have 
volunteered to remain in 
Chestertovm and work on the 
house this summer. The group 
has pledged an initial 
investment of $250 for the 
purchase of jacks to bolster the 
flooring of the press room and 
will continue to^ontribute $250 
annually for the improvement 
of the house. 

Miscellany hopes to move to 
the renovated facility to 
alleviate the crowded 
conditions in the office it 
shares with Pegasus. The press 
room will contain the Union's 
recently acquired printing press 
while the library will house 
literary magazines and serve as 
a meeting place for college 

A governing board 
composed of the school 

Tenor Here 

Blake Stern 

Blake Stem, tenor, v^nll 
appear in recital at the College 
next Monday, May 17 in the 
final program of the season 
concert series. 

Curtain time will be at 8:30 
p.m. in the Gibson Fine Arts 
Center. Admission is by season 
ticket, or smgie u ;kets may be 
purchased at the door, adults 
$3 each, students $1. 

Blake Stem has concertized 
widely with an impressive 
repertory of Lieder and art 
songs and he has an almost 
unchallenged position in the 
oratorio field. At the outset of 
his career his participation in 
the many concerts and tours of 
the Robert Shaw Chorale 
brought him high critical 
acclaim and his rendition of 
the Evangelist in Bach's 
Passions has become his 

A versatile artist, Mr. Stem 
has sung mth leading 
orchestras and has found his 
heroic tenor voice 
o utstandingly suited for 

In conjunction with the 
Richmond renovation, Mr. Day 
informed the Planning 
Committee that the Associated 
Writing Program, the national 
oi^anization of all creative 
writing on the graduate and 
undergraduate levels, is 
seriously considering moving 
its headquarters to Washington 
College next fall. 

Professor Day, recently 
chosen president of the 
national group, explained that 
these two developments could 
serve to make Washington "one 
of the most attractive places to 
come" for the student 
interested in creative writing. 

Despite rainy and overcast 
skies which forced a shift in 
plans of the day's inaugural 
activities, Dr. Charles 
Merdinger officially became 
Washington College's 21st 
President last Saturday in 
ceremonies attended by over a 
thousand in Cain Gymnasium. 
In his address to the audience, 
Merdinger reflected upon the 
past troubles of the college and 
the gain it has made in recent 

Disastrous History 

"And so it has gone through 
the years," he said, "a college 
hovering often on the brink of 
disaster, yet somehow 
managing to survive and 
ultimately coming back 

Continuing, the new 
president charged the college 
with the responsibility of 
providing "a relatively quiet - 
though intellectually 
stimulating environment where 
a top professor meets his 
student face to face and where 
each student is, in truth, an 
individual and not simply 
another number." 

In concluding his speech, 
Pftsident Merdinger outlined 
four elements in the makeup of 
a strong college institution - 
clear thinking, intellectual 
humility, positive approach to 
ideas, and character. 

Address by Burger 

The keynote address for the 
day's program was delivered by 

United States Chief Justice 
Warren E. Burger. The Chief 
Justice, who stressed the 
importance of Washington's 
heritage, described the present 
era in education as an "exciting 
and changing time". 

Burger challenged President 
Merdinger to "preserve the 
heritage of the pursuit of truth 
and learning that has been 
nurtured for nearly 200 years 
at Washington College. It will 
be no easy task to guide the 
fortunes of this institution into 
the decades that lie ahead," he 

"More than ever in our 
history," he concluded, "the 
country needs well-rounded, 
well balanced and well 
informed citizens. . . I can see 
that you have an ideal setting 
on this lovely campus in which 
to pursue the joal " 

Library Dedication 

Burger's Challenge ^^ ^^^^ 
day's ceremonies, the 
dedication of the new Clifton 
Miller Library, took place as 
planned on the terrace of the 
new facility. The program, 
which was attended by over 
300 people, featured Dr. 
William Shepherd Dix of 
Princeton University as 
principal speaker. 

Homosexuals To Speak' 

This Thursday, May 18, the 
William James Forum will 
present "Gay Liberation", with 
speakers Barbara Gitting and 
George Bodamer. Both 
speakers are members of the 
Homophile Action League, a 
movement "dedicated to 
securing the equality and full 
acceptance for the homosexual 
in society and in making better 
lives for homosexuals." 

Present the Facts 

The lecture will attempt to 
present the facU about 
homosexuality the problems 
faced by homosexuality and 
the ways in which the situation 
can be corrected. Barbara 
Gittings and George Bodamer 
are both active in the Gay 
Liberation movement and have 

appeared at several colleges. 
Achieve recognition 

H.A.L. is attempting to 
fight discrimination through 
the legal system. As a Civil 
Liberties, Social Action 
Organization, H.A.L. is 
dedicated to achieving the 
recognition which the 
homosexual is entitled to as a 
first class citizen and human 

Barbara Gittir^s, a 
homosexual, has been active in 
the movement for over ten 
years. She was Editor of THE 
REVIEW, and author of "The 
Homosexual and the Church" 
in THE SAME SEX, edited by 
Ralph W. Weltge, Pilgrim Press, 

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Frictey, May 14, 19; 

Letters To The Editor . . . 

SGA Posts 

Dear Sir: 

It has come to our attention 
that an unfortunate 
misunderstanding has resulted 
in the spread of a rumor among 
the faculty and some students. 
The gist of that rumor was that 
President Merdinger himself 
put up the bail money for the 
students arrested at the 
Mayday activities on Monday, 
May 3rd in Washington, D. C. 

In fact, it was not the 
President, but the Student 
Government Association which 
posted bail for four of the 
eight students arrested (the 
others, most with smaller Gnes, 
Were able to secure their own 
release). The President did 
however offer to sign & 
personal check for the bail of 
the arrested students. Due to 
previous Senate action, the 
necessary cash was already on 
hand; and there was no need to 
make use of the President's 
kind offer. 

John Dimsdale 
George Churchill 


Dear Editor: 

I am addressing myself to 
the ef flu vially- oriented author 
of a letter which appeared in 
the May 7 issue of the ELM. 

Mr. Ewing: while I won't 
waste my time attempting to 
pull you out of the morass of 
excretement in which you 
presently wallow with the 
greatest satisfaction, I would 
like to answer to several purrile 
innuendos (in particular, those 
of theft, incompetancy, 
perjury, and fraud) that I 

assume were personally 
directed towards me. Even so, 
you didn't have the guts to use 
my name. 

Surprisingly, Mr. Ewing, 1 
agree with you that it was an 
irresponsible act on the part of 
those May Day canvassers in 
misplacing publicity funds 
from their table in the lunch 
line. However, I would, too, 
like to point out that at least 
these people were concerned 
enough to devote their 
not^so-free time to a cause they 
believed in. But of course, 
that's of no concern to you, is 
it, Mr. Ewing? You must 
approve of the war. After all, 
freedom is obedience to the 
law. Politics bores me almost afi 
much as you do. 

In any case, whether you 
care to believe it or not, we 
discovered the loss of funds 
almost immediately, and made 
a thorough search for them. It 
must have been a well-guarded 
secret between your "many 
students" and yourself which 
prevented us from discovering 
the whereabouts of the money. 

Which brings me to a case in 
point, Mr. Ewing. You "looked 
for 15 minutes" to return the 
money and then, apparently, 
gave up. Nor in subsequent 
days did you make any motion 
to return the funds, although 
you knew to whom the money 
t>elonged. The May Day table 
was operative every day up to 
April 24th and was incidentally 
only a short stroll away from 
your post in the meal line. 
That's right, Mr. Ewing, I am 
accusing you of theft. So I've 
played your game and picked 
up the money! So what. 

Mr. Ewing, you are a scared 
and twisted little man. 
Actually, you'd be laughable if 
you weren't so potentially 
dangerous. 1 suppose you'll 
someday turn up on a jury. 

David Beaudoin 
May Day Co-ordinatoi 
East 102 



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Dear Mr. Ewing: 

I sit here nabt)erghasted-my 
frail, unwashed body is unable 
to suffer through such crypto 
comments as those of yours 
printed in the May 7 issue of 
the ELM. Mr. Ewing, I have 
long-hau:, 1 sometimes miss my 
showers, and I bite my nails: I 

suppose, on the surface, that 
makes me look like one of 
THEM! Eek! Eek! God Forbid! 
Actually, Mr. Ewing, I'm 
with you one-hundred percent 
and I too (had I lived in 
Munich in the late 1930's) 
would have been one of the 
prime movers behind the Hitler 
Youth. I know how you feel, 
Mr. Ewing. I feel that way too. 
These damn hippies shout 
about love and peace and 
freedom and then they turn 
around and smoke L. S. D. and 
swallow tabs of marijuana 
which drives them to perverted 
and depraved acts -of sex and 
violence. But, Mr. Ewing, yoji 
go about their subversion in 
the wrong way. You must learn 
to sit in their midst and join 
with them in meaningful 
discussion. You must, in a 
manner of speaking, join the 
underground and work within 

Mr. Ewmg, I am responsible 
for the article about Dr. Huck. 
I feel that my article was valid 
for several reasons: 

1) I was a member of the 
audience {peanut gallery) at 
the Dr. Huck lecture and my 
words on the aforesaid lecture 
taken from notes and 
actual quotes from Dr. Hurk. 

2) I was merely distorting 
the facts in the same manner 
Dr. Huck distorted the facts 
within her lecture. 

3) The basis of Dr. Buck's 
lecture was questionable at 
best and probably all of it was 
Disney land fantasy. I would 
expect no one over 10 years 
old to take her lecture 
seriously and anyone in the 
first grade would realize that 
my particular description of 
Dr. Huck's lecture was good, 
clean, American fun. (If you 
took it seriously, Mr. Ewing, 1 
must apologize.) 

You see, Mr, Ewing, there is 
only one word for someone 
whose intellectual level is so 
low that they can't understand 
humor-that word is not 
"racist" or "conservative" - 
that word is "slob." It is a total 
lack of finesse that causes you 
to attack the ELM, it is a total 
lack of class that lets you write 
your small and inconsequential 
diatribes against things you 
don't understand. 

And about not 
understanding things, Mr. 
Ewing, 1 suppose those of the 
May Day Committee just trust 
people too much. I know that 
it's hard to understand (I'm 
not really sure that 1 do), but 
nevertheless we of the OTHER 
people (that's you . and I 

dumbo) need to be lenient and 
willing to understand. After ail, 
since Adolf went Into the 
bunker our movement hasn't 
increased in strength. 

Anyway, that's what I have 
to say. If you don't like it, I 
suppose it will mean the 
tear-gas canisters at ten paces. 
(Let 'em fly, Mr. Ewing). If it's 
not that important and you 
just feel like writing a letter of 
reply to the ELM-don't 
bother. Personally, Mr. Ewing, 
I've spent too much time on 
you already and you certainly 
can't be worth two letters. 

At your disposal, 
Bob Burkholder 


To the Editor: 

The other day, my .1970 
Pegasus finally arrived. 
Needless to say, I was very 
excited to read the journal 
which was supposed to give the 
highUghts of my senior year at 
Washington College. After 
reading the entire book my 
excitement changed to 
disappointment. I thought that 
the dedication was very well 
done and that the pictures of 
the seniors and professors were 
also well done and meaningful. 
But there are a number of 
questions that I would like to 

Did we have a Homecoming 
Court last year? 

Did we have Stunt Night last 

Did we have song Fest last 

Did we have a Washington's 
Birthday celebration last year? 

Were men named to 
Omicron Delta Kappa? 

Were women named to the 
Senior Women's Honor 

Were any students named 
to Phi Alpha Theta? 

Was there a WRA or an MRA 
last year? 

Was anyone named to Who's 

Was there an SGA? 

Did we have any special 
lecturers or musicians visit our 
campus last year? 

Was there a graduation last 

Did Washington College 
sponsor any clubs or other 
organizations last year*? 

As you can probably figure 
out by now my disappoint - 
ment in the 1970 Pegasus was 
due to the fact that none of 
the items in the above list was 
mentioned. The only pictures 
other than the seniors, 
professors, sports and Greeks 
(and I was am.azed that they 
were put in) were those of 
some of the "notable" people 
on campus. 

I'm sorry that I am so bitter 
but after the big build up I was 
really expecting somethihg a 
little better. 

A 1970 Graduate 


Dear "racist. . . arch-cons- 
ervative. . . narrowminded" Bill 

I am one of those that 
others call "hippies" and I hate ; 
your generalizations. I don'l ; 
want to be bothered - but I 
guess I take that risk when 1 
"annoy" others. That is the 
risk Susan Huck took when she 
rudely disrupted a meeting last 
spring between the college 
members of the Eastern Shore 
Committee to End the War in 
South-east Asia and 
prospective town members. At 
that time she provided 
unwilling listeners with some 
of her "incredible 
information" - information 
that had no bearing on the 
express purpose of that 
meeting; which was to "discuss 
the position of the present 
Committee and carry on such 
business as pertains to the 
transference of duties from the 
present members to those from 
the town." 

I admit that my persona) 
hygiene does not meet up to 
your standards, but I have yet 
to be made aware personally 
that I have offended anyone; 
and I KNOW that, you know 
absolutely- nothing about the 
relative cleanliness of my 

I assure you, also, that I do 
not consider it a privilege to 
receive food for which I have 
already paid or to give said 
food to someone I consider 
more needy. 

Since it is none of my 
business to elaborate on your 
theft, I will conclude by 
admitting my embarrassment 
at swallowing my pride to meet 
you on this impersonal 
battlefield - your own chosen 
means of confrontation - and 
by inviting you to discuss with 
me any points relevant or 
irrelevant to your slanderous 

Mark Lobell 
Kent 206 





R rating 

Shows At 7:00 
and 9:00 P.M. 

Friday, May 14, 1971 

The Washington Elm 


The Truth About Bill Smith 

by Mary Ruth Yoe 

The Inauguration is over. 
The maintenance elves have 
vanished as suddenly as they 
appeared. The administration 
can relax. 

They kept the Washington 
College family skeleton in the 
closet for one more ceremonial 
occasion, successfully hidden 
under a pile of serviceable 
phrases, "a giant . . . whose 
vision made Washington 
College what it is today." The 
skeleton under wraps and 
under discussion is Bill Smith. 

Saturday produced a lot of 
inspirational material on our 
founding father, but such facts 
don't stay in the average 
student mind. (Sample 
question: how many years did 
it take William Smith to make 
Kent School a ■ lUege?) Yet 
there are a few things about 
the man harder to forget than 
the sample answer (two years). 

On thing the local chapter 
of the DAR would prefer not 
to remember is that Smith was 
a Tory. In 1776. he went so far 
as to write a pamphlet 
answering Tom Paine's 
"Common Sense," and entitled 
quite originally, "Plain Truth." 
In it, this far-seeing 

The Donalds 

administrator said, "American 
independence is as illusory, 
ruinous, and impracticable, as a 
liberal reconciliation with 
Great Britain is safe, 
honorable, and expedient." 

When General Howe 
marched on Philadelphia, the 
Pennsylvania General Assembly 
kept Smith under close watch 
as one who might harm the 
revolutionary cause. Such 
surveillance was not a new 
experience for the Anglican 
priest. In 1758, he had been 
convicted of a libel charge and 
committed to jail. Always the 
conscientious motder of young 
minds, he had continued his 
classes in the jail until his 
eventual release. 

Finally asked to leave the 
University of Pennsylvania, 
Smith moved to Chestertown. 
In addition to wholeheartedly 
transforming his vision of a 
college into reality, he kept up 
a constant attempt to get his 
post as University provost back 
and/or to become the first 
Anglican bishop in America. 

Unfortunately, the 
clergyman had some rather 
secular foibles. In fact, a 
contemporary described his 

moral character as "very 
exceptionable and unbecoming 
of a minister of God." Still 
worse, "when angry he swore 
in the most extravagant 

Even Smith's deathbed 
manner flouted contemporary 
religious etiquette. His 
physician reported, "On his 
deathbed he never spoke upon 
any subject connected with 
religion . . . nor was there a 
Bible or Prayer Book to be 
seen in his room." 

Religious character aside. 
Smith had his critics. Various 
people described him as 
"haughty," "slovenly . . . 
often offensive in company," 
and "an habitual drunkard." 

Although he was a splendid 
fund-raiser, he "seldom paid a 
debt without being sued or 
without a quarrel, he was 
extremely avaricious." The 
final damning remark? "From 
the absence of all his children, 
not a single drop of kindred 
blood attended his funeral." 

The Inauguration is over, the 
closet door is open, and the 
lawns need mowing again. 
Nobody's perfect. 

An Evening Of Insanity 

In his ''Pucci print coveralls" 
and his "Dior emerald green 
silk shirt*" Donald' Dolce, in all 
his 'splendor' (?)[ <)nce' again 
made a cameo appearance at 
the second annual Washington 
College Donald Awards for 
excellence in dramatics 
throughout the 19-70-1971 
theatre season. 

I was fortunate enough to 
interview Donald before the 
show. He discussed his ten 
years as a critic, especially the 
four at W. C. ("None of them 
good"). He mentioned names 
of actors (he hesitated to use 
that word) and numerous 
productions. Donald referred 
me to past issues of the Elm 
for direct quotes of his 
undying statements. 

The history of the Donald 
Ceremony is an interesting one. 
Donald wanted to present an 
Elm Ball with Truman Capote 
as guest of honor, but 
somehow that never came to 
be. The Donalds were then to 
be presented, only to impress 
the name of Donald Dolce into 
the minds and hearts of every 
W. C. student. 

Best Actress ■ Kim Burgess - 
Free Man; Judi Kratz -U. S. A.; 
Pam Locker - Setzuan; Danea 
Taliey - 27 Wagons; My 
Prediction - Pam Locker; 
Winner - Danea Taliey. 

Best Supporting Actor - Joel 
Elins - Free Man; H. Jones 
Baker III - Free Man; Mark 
Lobell - Free Man; Reed 
Hessler ■ Free Man; D. M. said - 
Joel Elins; Winner: R Jones 
Baker III 

Best Supporting Actress - 
Elyn Dye - Setzuan; Sunshine - 
Setzuan; Sandy Richter - 
Setzuan; Mary Ann Leekley - 
Setzuan; DM - Elyn Dye; 
Winner - Sandy Richter. 

At the conclusion of his 
dissertation I asked him for his 
impressions of past Donald 

by Debbie Martin 

winners and nominees. Well, 
here they are, in order, yet. 

"Oh yes, Mark Lobell ~ cute 
little boy - his hair is too long 
and I don't like the way it is 
coiffed, but he's a cute Uttle 
boy. Dave Merritt is too 
skinny. Elyn Dye - will never 
be an actress, but a very nice 
person. Jones Baker - oh, 
Jones Baker. Reed Hessler - I 
saw him in an awful play when 
he was in high school... with 
paper lobsters." Ca. Hutton sat 
there throughout the interview, 
but was not even mentioned by 
Donald. Well, (mox^h of this - 
on to the awards. 

Best Actor ■ Thorn Snode - 
Free Man; Dave Merritt - 
Setzuan; Joel Elins - Setzuan; 
Mark Lobell -- Setzuan; My 
prediction -- Thorn Snode. 
Winner- David Merritt. 

Best Production - Enter A 
Free Man - T. Maloney, 

Director; U. S. A. - T. 
Maloney, Director; Julian 
Blanch field -- D. Merritt. 
Director; Setzuan - P. Mazer, 
Director; DM - Setzuan; 
Winner - U. S. A. 

Most Promising Actor - 
Thorn Snode -- Free Man; Joel 
Elins - Free Man; Reed Hessler 
" Free Man; John Dickson -- 
Setzuan; DM - Joim Dickson; 
Winner -- Thorn Snode. 

Most Promising Actress - 
Judi Kratz -- Free Man; Mary 
Ann Leekley - Blanchfield; 
Sandy Richter -- Setzuan; 
Danea Taliey -- 27 Wagons; DM 
-- Sandy Richter; Winner -■ 
Danea Taliey. 

Technical Award - Michael 
Gallahue (My only correct 

Drama Major Award 
Barbara Kay Price. 

The grand award was 
presented by Donald Dolce to 
Donald Dolce - naturally. 

There are a few people who 
need to be mentioned. The 
following people presented 
awards: the ever cantankerous 
Ca Hutton, Maggie Nuttle, 
Sharon Smith. Elyn Dye, and 
Donald, Himself. 

Also Tim Maloney, Gene 
Thornton, and H. Jones Baker 
IIL And I can't forget the 
infamous Misses of Washington 
College -- Janet Freni and Ann 
Hillard. Special thanks go to 
the production staff of the 
1971 Donald Awards and also 
to Hilary for keeping an 
enormous sec^t. I'm sorry my 
predictions "^re wrong 
(there's no i. .counting for 
taste), but may I send my best 
wishes and congrats to all the 
Donald Winners! After an 
evening of insanity, all I can 
say is Welcome to the 




Photo by Geoff Anderson 

Among his many pleasures. Professor Pasquale de 
Gennaro enjoys playing the guitar. 

Economics Professor 
Enjoys Eastern Shore 

by Tami Daniels 

Pasquale de Gennaro, 29, is 
completing his' first year at 
Washington College as assistant 
professor of economics. A 
native of New York, Professor 
de Gennaro was primarily 
educated in Philadelphia where 
he received his undergraduate 
degree in 1965 from Vilianova 
University and his Masters at 
Bryn Mawr College five years 

Though he has spent the last 
several years of his life as a 
student, and the last four as a 
teacher. Professor de Gennaro 
manages to occupy himself 
with a variety of activities. 
Besides possessing the unique 
ability to play the flamenco 
guitar, the professor runs a 
40-foot charter fishing boat 
during his free summer 
months. Due to the fact that 
an assistant professor's salary 
"leaves much to be desired," 
commercial crabbing will also 
be added to his Chesapeake 
centered summer. 

After overcoming many 
"hassles with the local 
government agencies," 
Professor de Gennaro is in the 
process of completing the 
renovation of a fisherman's 
cabin into a permanent 
residence. The once "very 
small summer home" in 
Tolchester attracted the 
professor, who was decidedly 
"Tired of the big city," and the 
new position at Washington 
College offered him the perfect 
chance to fix up the house. 

Could you imagine living 
over the past year with "no 
adequate plumbing system"? 
Having done 95 percent of the, 
work themselves, Prof, 
Gennaro and his wife, Carol, a 
full-time student at Washington 
College, are looking forward to 
the time when the cabin vnll be 
a "normal home" for them. 

Prof, de Gennaro feels that 
there is "a lot of character on 
the Eastern Shore." As he puts 
it, it's a place where you can 
"escape and keep your sanity." 
With this refreshing view of the 
area. Professor de Gennaro will 
hopefully lie at Washington 
College for a good while. 


All Oceoiiom 


CAdtertown, Md. 
PhoM 778-2525 



Sandals for Springtime Wear 
Shoes in All Colors, Including a 
Combination of Red, White & Blue 
Kent Plaza Shopping Center 

Page 4 

The Washington Elm 



"You can't be tough," he 
says. "These boys are not paid 
for this. You have to make 
them accept the challenge of 
playing above themselves. " 

Don Kelley • 

Sports Illustrated 


The fall of Washington 
College small college power 
status has left this one-time 
pundit baffled and bewildered, 
especially in the face of the 
hard-cold facts of 1971 and the 
worst season, percentage - wise, 
in Shore stick history. 

I have neither the space nor 
the knowledge to examine the 
critical areas of entrance 
requirements, tuition costs, 
athletic giants ■ in - aid, 
recruiting, or coaching, etc., 
for each has played its part in 
the outcome of 1969 and 1970 
and this campaign. 

It is in scheduling that I feel 
I can stand on some small 
portion of middle ground and 
take a thoughtful look at one 
of the most difCicult tasks thai 
face an athletic director at a 
small liberal arts and sciences 
college of slightly over 300 male 

In 1967 when we were 11-1 
we played two teams in the top 
20 of the United States 
Intercollegiate Lacrosse 
Association; Johns Hopkins 
and Brown, ranked one and 
tenth, respectively. Harvard 
was 15th and Loyola strangely 
enough rounded out the top 

In 1970 when we were 4-7. 
nine of our twelve scheduled 
foes were among the leading 17 
USILA teams rated by the 
Rothstein National Lacrosse 
Rankings. This year, ten of our 
opponents, not including a 
great English team, are among 
the top 30 teams in the 
94-member USILA. Only R.P. 
L, Loyola and Western 
Maryland remain outside the 
elite sector. 

The point is that in 
comparing the past five years 
one finds Washington College 
going from an average schedule 
Into one of the toughest in 
intercollegiate lacrosse and 
most of the opponents are the 

by Hurst Deringer 
Guest Editorial 

same. In 1967 Norm Carolina 
was ranked 52nd, Towson 40th, 
W & L 49th and Hofstra 39th. 
Last year found the Tarheels 
down to 7th, Hofstra 10th, 
Towson 15th and W & L in 
17th position. 

If one could have been lucky 
enough to select a schedule 
jibing with '67 for Rothstein 
ratings the slate would have 
looked like this in '70: 
Wittenberg, Hobart, Hofstra. 
Towson, Hopkins, Cortland, 
New Hampshire, 
Massachusetts, Swarthmore, 
Middlebury and Oberlin. 

My guaranteed winning 
campaign for '71 would have 
been: Dartmouth, Williams, 
Denison. Bowling Green, North 
Carolina, W & L, Bucknell, 
Swarthmore, Villanova, 
Lehigh, Duke, William and 
Mary, Johns Hopkins and 

As the years roll on the 
importance of varsity athletics 
in the college system will be 
assessed and reassessed. 
Winning lacrosse teams will be 
questioned. Private schools of 
300 men vrith severe budgetary 
problems and surrounded by 
public institutions attracting 
more students will feel more 
than just a fiscal squeeze. They 
could be scheduled right out of 
the sport. 

Coming off a probable 4-10 
stick season, a 8-16-1 fall 
season, a 7-26 winter slate and 
a 12-42 spring campaign for a 
dismal 27-84-1 overall 1970-71 
sports record, could be a case 
in point. 

Scheduling contests in nine 
intercollegiate sports is as 
difficult a role as you can find 
in an athletic directors' office. 
Home and away, conference 
foes and independents, old 
rivals and new upstarts, teams 
with friends as coaches, teams 
with coaches who want to 
move up by beating you and 
finally, and most important -- 
money - take their turn in the 
roulette wheel spin that ends 
up in a season's slate. 

So, in facing our plight, 
more than a few people have to 
accept the challenge of playing 
above themselves. 

Carrington Leads Shore 
Batters This Season 

Washington College closed 
its baseball season on a sour 
note this week, losing to Mt. 
St. Mary's 1-0 and P.M.C, 
Colleges 94. This left the 
Sho'men with a 5-9 record for 
the 1971 campaign. 

The Sho'men were in the 
race for the Mason-Dixon 
Northern Division title until 
Monday, but the loss to the 
Mounts ehminated them, giving 
the pennant to Towson. The 
P.M.C. game meant little to 
Washington, which had no 
chance in the Middle Atlantic 

Individually, Dary 
Canington led the teem with a 
.345 batting average. Jim 
Wentzel, de^ite missing the 
first two games, finished 15 for 
45 tor a .333 mark. The big 
surprise for the Sho' was Glenn 

Dryden, who took over left 
field for the last four games 
and had six hits, including a 
double and two RBI's in 16 at 

In the pitching department, 
Steve Raynor was the most 
consistent hurler with a 4-4 
mark. Raynor also notched 81 
strikeouts against opposing 
batters. Novy Viamonte had 
the other win for Washington. 

Looking to next season, 
Coach Finnegan expects several 
incoming freshmen to 
contribute to the 
diamondmen's performance. 
The area that needs the most 
help is pitching; Finnegan 
hopes that one new pitcher in 
addition to Raynor and an 
improved Dave Novak could 
m^e the difference next 

Senior attackmen Mark Svec scores on this shot in the Shoremen's 10-9 
overtime victory over Duke. Svec's goal came in the second overtime oeriod to 
give Washington a short-lived lead. Jody Haddow's score in the sudden overtime 
gave Washington the win. 

Stickmen Edge Blue Devils 
In Overtime Thriller, 10-9 

Exploding for 15 second 
half goals Washington College 
buried Western Maryland 20-7, 
last Wednesday. Freshman 
Greg Lane led an awesome 
offense that saw 14 players 
dent the scoring column. The 
Long Island attackman netted 
ten points on six goals and four 
assists as the Shoremen 
reached the 20-goal mark for 
the first time since the seventh 
game of the '67 campaign 
when they trounced Tovreon, 

From the start of the second 
half the Shoremen took charge, 
Pete Boggs' dodge 37 seconds 
into the second half ignited the 
Maroon offense. Lane fired in 
two straight goals, one on a 
brilliant full field clear and 
feed from defenseman Mark 
Sinkinson. A Ron Reynolds 
runby. Lane on a slow whistle 
penalty and Tom George with 
a feed from Bill Gertz 
ballooned the lead to 11-4 in 
ten minutes, :. The Green 
Terrors took advantage of two 
extra man situations in the 
remaining minutes of the 
period to pull back to 11-6 at 
the end of the quarter. In the 
fourth quarter the stickmen 
blew the game with six 
unanswered goals. 

Ten points by Lane was the 
biggest scoring spree since Ron 
Regan netted four goals and 
seven assists against Loyola in 
1968 and the top freshman 
effort since Regan's four goals, 
six assists playing Swarthmore 
in 1966. The last occasion a. 
Shoremen banged in six goals 
in an afternoon was at 
Swarthmore in 1969 when Jim 
Mueller Gred home that 
number of tallies. 

With the sweet taste of 
victory still in their mouths, 
the Shore tackled Duke before 
an Inauguration day crowd 
that was decided only when 
Pete Boggs fed freshman 
midfielder Jody Haddow for 
the winning sudden-death goal, 
downing Duke, 10-9. 

After falling behind 0-2 
early in the game, Washington 
drove "back on a sparkling team 
effort. The contest's lead 
changed hands five times and 
after the first half, when the 
Shoremen took a 4-2 
advantage, one goal separated 
the two evenly matched teams 
the rest of the way. 

Sophomore Bob Shriver's 
hard outside shot found the 
nets to trim the Duke edge to 
2-1 at the end of the first 
period. Boggs, Greg Lane and 
Haddow netted consecutive 
second frame goals for 
Washington's biggest margin, 
but Duke drove to a 4-4 
stalemate by halftime. 

The Blue Devils twice 
snatched a third quarter 
advantage, but Ron Reynolds 
and Tom Murphy hooked up 
to deadlock it once and Tom 
George tied the contest at 6-6 
before Lane fed Bob Bailey to 
give the Shoremen the top 
hand, 7-6. 

Duke drew even at 10:37 of 
the fourth quarter as freshman 
Rob Rice, contained well all 
afternoon by Shore 
defenseman Tim Barrow, 

gained his second last score of 
the day. Walters made it 8-7, 

Duke, with 8:59 remainmg, 
but it was to be the last time 
the visitors led. At 6:39 of the 
fourth period .Shriver found 
Lane for the extra m 

The Shoremen could have 
won the game in overtime as 
Mark Svec, Washington's only 
senior, dodged through the 
Duke defense for a goal and a 
9-8 Shore edge. In the fading 
seconds, however, a miscue on 
a clear resulted in Duke gaining 
a tie. 

In the .sudden-death 
overtime,' the second in six 
weeks on Kibler Field, 
Washington College dominated 
play and after repeated shots, 
Boggs found Haddow for the 
winning score. 

Mark Svec was awarded the 
game ball and Dr. Merdinger, a 
lacrosse player at both Navy 
and R. P. I., was given 
triumph on his day. 

Kits and Pieces 

Don Kelly, coach of lacrosse 
at Washington College for the 
past 15 years, was presented 
the 1971 Kelly Award last 
Thursday night at the 26th 
annual banquet of the Ensign 
C. Markland Kelly, Jr., 
Memorial Post. The Kelly 
Award is made for outstanding 
contributions to athletics and 
the development of leadership. 

... the All-Elm Selections 
for Softball will be chosen this 
year by the players of each 
league. After the votes are 
tabulated and the results 
posted, the Elm will sponsor an 
innovation. Some time during 
reading period there will be an 
All-Elm game vnth the 
selections from each league 
playing each other. It should 
be quite a game , . . 

Mr. William C. Miller '59 of 
Easton recently matched the 
money raised by the Women's 
Athletic Association through 
the sale of Lacrosse Programs 
The money, which totalled 
over $600, was presented as a 
surprise to Mr. Athey at the 
Women's Athletic Banquet, 
and will be used for scholarship 
aid for athletes. . . 

Georgetown U. won 
varsity division at the Dad Vail 
last weekend, but the bif 
surprise was that the Coasl 
Guard Academy, coached by 
Bill Stowe, finished 4th, 
seconds off the pace. Stowe, 
who was mildly interested in 
coaching at WC this sprini 
brought a crew that had nevei 
rowed before. 


Chestertown, Md. 

Don Kelly 


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Chestertown, Md. 

Service Od AU Maker 



XLM No. 7 


Highlight of June Commencement 

Friday. May 21, 1971 

Secretary Morton To Speak 

Featuring Secretary of the 
Interior Rogers C. B. Morton, 
commencement activities of 
the Class of '71 will get 
underway Saturday, June 5, in 
its traditional location in front 
of the Hill Dorms. 

At the afternoon ceremony, 
scheduled for 2:30 p.m., 
Interior Secretary Morton, 
former First District 
Congressman from Maryland, 
will receive an honorary degree 
from the college. 

Prior to commencement 
proceedings, a Baccalaureate 
will be held in Tawes Theatre 
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. 
The keynote address will be 
delivered by Doctor Walden 
Pell, former rector of Saint 
Augustine Parish, Chesapeake 
City, Maryland. 

A breakdown of the 
weekend's activities includes a 
Saturday morning rehearsal for 
seniors at 9:45 beginning in the 
Cain Gymnasium. At that time, 
caps and gowns will be 
distributed and outside 

rehearsal will be held. Incase 
of rain the commencement 
exercises will be held in the 


Other activities planned are 
a Saturday afternoon barbecue 
to which graduates, alumni, 
and faculty will be invited; an 
alumni dance; and a senior 
class party. 

Awards to the graduating 
class and other students, 
traditionally presented in early 
May at a Spring Honors 
convocation, were distributed 

this past week and will also be 
presented at graduation. 

Mr. Ermom Foster, director 
of the Registrar's Office, 
explained that "this year... in 
view of the presidential 
inauguration and the library 
dedication, there was no room 
in the academic calendar for an 
additional convocation before 
commencement. Therefore, the 
awards this year will be given 
to the students individually 
through the Registrar's Office 
or at commencement." 

Four individual and three 
group awards were announced 
this week. The Emil J. C. 
Hildenbrand Medal, given by 

the Washington, D. C. Chapter 
of the Alumni Association for 
the student who attains the 
highest record in English 
during the college course, was 
won by Marcia Wetzel. 

David Roach was the 
recipient of the Mary Lu 
Chamberlin Memorial Award 
for the student who has 
contributed outstanding service 
to the Writers' Union. 

The Alpha Chi Omega 
Award for excellence in 
musical performance was 
presented to Carol Brooker 
while the Senior Women's 
Athletic Award for outstanding 
female athlete went to Carol 


The three group awards 
announced involved 15 
studenU inducted in the Senior 
Women's Honor Society, 13 
receiving recognition as "Who's 
Who Among Students in 
American Colleges and 
Universities, and 11 students 
inducted into Omicron Delta 
Kappa, the National 
Leadership Honor Society for 
College Men. 

The remainder of awards to 
seniors presented by various 
groups affiliated with the 
college will be announced June 
5 at the tjraduation ceremonies.. 

Graduate CourseTo 
Enroll A Hundred 

The new graduate studies 
program being offered at 
Washington College has already 
attracted nearly 100 
enrollments for the initial 
summer session that starts 
Monday, June 2. 

According to Professor 
Thomas McHugh, director of 
graduate education, response 
to the new program, which will 
offer courses leading to master 
of arts degrees in English, 
history and psychology, as well 
as courses in mathematics 
applicable to the advanced 
professional certificate in 
teaching, "has been most 
encouraging, especially from 
the upper counties of the 
Shore and nearby Delaware, 
areas we were particularly 
interested in serving." 

As of last week, 97 course 
enrollments had been 
registered. Mr. McHugh added 
that due to the lateness of 
announcing the new program, 
and some available space in 
each of the courses, the 
registration deadline has been 
extended and the late 
registration fee waived. 
Applications will be accepted 
in all classes that remain 
unfilled up to June 21, when 
the six-week summer sessions 

Courses offered this summer 
are: History 500, The 
American Colonies and 
Revolution; English 506, 
Creative Writing; Psychology 
504, The Exceptional Child; 
Mathematics 507, Numerical 
Analysis; Education 500, 
Research Techniques; 

Psychology 501, Cognitive and 
Perceptual Development in 
Children; and Political Science 
500, Contemporary World 

Registrations to date 
include 27 students enrolled 
from Kent County, nine from 
Queen Anne's County, six 
from Talbot, three from 
Caroline, two from Anne 
Arundel, and one each from 
Cecil, Dorchester and 

Delaware residents enrolled 
in the program are from 
Selbyville, Newark, 
Georgetown and Smyrna. 

Also included is one student 
from Baltimore, one from New 
York City, and one from 

Photos by Geoff Anderson 

A/though not a winner, this raft had a great time in Saturday's Spring 
weekend activities. 

SGA To Evaluate Administration 

In its final meeting of the year last Monday night, the SGA 
Senate voted to undertake a student evaluation of 
Washington's administration next semester. 

The proposal, submitted by Paul Eldridge, was similar to 
one presented to the Senate three weeks ago by John 

The original Dimsdale idea, however, met substantial 
opposition from the student senators and was withdrawn. 

Action to revive the project was partially the result of an 
address by sophomore Pete Chekemain who requested that 
SGA leaders better determine and reflect student body 
attitudes toward the administration. 

The student survey, to be undertaken by the Evaluations 
Committee, will involve only students currently enrolled as 
freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. ResulU will be officially 
presented to the Board of Visitors and Governors who are 
responsible for administration appointments. 

In other Senate action, Gali Sanchez, campus oi^anizer of 

the national boycott against non-union lettuce growers, 
requested official reinstatement of his committee by tbe 
student Senate. 

The original comnuttee was disbanded after a natknul 
agreement with the lettuce growers had been reached and 
cafeteria director George Linville had given assurances thai' 
only union lettuce would be served. 

Since that time the national agreement has fallen throu^ 
Gali explained to the Senate that he checked out the lettuce 
being used in the cafeteria last week and found that it was 
non-union. According to Gali, "Linville will buy the cheapest 
lettuce irregardless of civil rights." 

The members of the group are now circulating a petition to 
request that only union lettuce be served in th cafeteria. Gali 
stated that if Linville refuses to comply with their demand, 
they will take the matter to Business Manager Gene Hessey 
and if necessary to President Merdinger. 

The Senate voted unanimously to recognize the group and 
also agreed to pay expense for last Wednesday night's speaker. 

Page 2 

The Washinqton Elm 

Friday, May 21, 1971 

Captain January 

Better don your societal 
flack jackets and climb into 
your pockets, fellow kids, 
cause the big liand is 
extending it middle finger and 
thai means it's time for the 
1971 Capt. January Dubious 
Achievement Awards. May the 
Big Boppor smile down upon 
you all. . . 

The Penelope of the Year 
Award goes to Miss Susan 
"Tweedell" Barrett. "The only 
good Gleek is a (leaked Gleek." 
The Bill Galley Woncha Come Home Award goes 
to Dr. Charles Merdinger. 

The Hamland Garlin Award 
for the Prosaic goes to 
Professor Robert Day. 

The Seventh Column Award 
goes to the May Day 
Committee of W. C. 

The David Roach Award 
goes to David Roach. There is 
no one more worthy. 

The Charles Linville Award 
goes to David Roach. There 
must be someone more 

The Lucretia Borgia 
Memorial Award goes to Mr. 
Charles Linville. 

The "Strangers When We 
Meet" Award goes to Mr. 
Richard Francis. 

The William Butler Yeats 
Award for Irish Patriotism goes 
to Dr. Norman James. Well, 
kiss my blarney! 

BEAVER Award goes to Peter 

The Eddie Haskell Award 
goes to John Dimsdale. 

The John Conkling Award 
for Tepid Journalism goes to 
OTHER, and the 

The Sisters of Mercy Award 
goes to the girls of 3rd floor 
Reid. "We werenH lovers like 
that and beside it would still be 

The James Dickey Award 
for Two-Fisted Poetry goes to 
Jim Dissette. Toke up! 

The James Dean Memorial 
Award goes to Martin Williams. 
"And it was good." 

The "Whatever Happened in 
1970?" Award goes to 1971. 

The Tintinabulation In Flux 
Award goes to Senator J. 
Glenn Beall. Go flux yourself. 

The "And That Number to 
Call in New York" Award goes 
to Donald Dolce and all his 
misnomers. Is that Dolce or 

The "Bridge Over the River 
Chester" Award goes to Spring 

The "Honor America" 
Award AND the Joel Cope 
Award goes to Mr. Edward 
"FingerPickin' Good" Deasy. 

Award goes to the finest 
families of Chestertown. 

The W. C. Fields Forever 
Award goes to the Vern. 

The Bonneville Flats Award 
goes to Miss Janet Freni. You'll 
always be a queen in my eyes, 
baby. . . 

The Big Valley Award goes 
to Miss Carole "MamaLoo" 
Denton. Alright, you G. W. 

The Gilded Suppository 
Award for Freer Speech goes 
to Capt. January. Excuse me. 

And the Capt. January 
Dubious Achievement of the 
Year Award for 1970-71 goes 
to the Inauguration. Hey, let's 
send the President to the 
theater tonight. . . 

Bedeh, bedeh, bedeh, that 
racks it up, pupils, 
Washington Collie again 
becomes a figment of your 
incalculations. Tune in and 
turn on next year and: 

See Dr. Merdinger finally 
flex his muscles! 

See Bunting Library host 
the Red Chinese Ping-Pong 

See G. I. HaU burn to the 
ground October 22! 

See Juniors Tum-inside-out 
into Seniors, Sophomores into 
Juniors, Freshmen into 
Sophomores and incoming 
Freshmen into convulsive fits! 

See last year's Seniors 
working for Maintenance! 

All this and much, much 
more in, "Leroy Goes to 
College", or "Washington 
CoUege Goes to the Dogs"! 


Edi.or-in-Chief Geoff Anderson 

Publications Editor Maiy Jane Eavenson 

Bi'-mess Manager Eileen Shelley 

Associate Editor BOI Dunphy 

News Editor Bob Greenberg 

Features Editor Jan Finley 

Sports Editor Dave Griffith 

Managing Editor Bob Danner 

Circulation Manager Jon Spear 

Advertising Manager Debbie Goldstein 

Typist Maiy Ruth Yoe 

Editorial Board: Geoff Anderson. Bill Dunphy, Bob Da oner. 
Photography: Geoff Anderson, Ed Anson, Mike Dickinson. 

Photo by Steve Wentzell 

The Sex Life Of The Single 
Washington College Student 


le ELM is published weekly through the academic year except 
during official recesses and exam periods, by the students of 
Washington CoUege in the interest of students, faculty, and alumnL The 
oomions expressed by the editors of the ELM do not necessarily 
represent those of the College. Second class postage paid at Cen - 
treville, Md. 

Editor's Note: The 
following survey is part of a 
report given by senior Barb 
Maddex In her sex seminar 

The subjects or respondents 
are twenty-five male and 
thirty-six female students in 
the Introductory Psychology 
class at Washington College. 
They are all white, single, and 
under twenty years of age. 
Almost half (26 - about equally 
male and female) are either 
engagedor going steady. Only 
five {two males, three females) 
of these people are co-habiting 
with a person of the opposite 
sex. The majority are 
Protestant, several are atheist 
or agnostic, seven are Roman 
Catholic and only one is 
Jewish. Again, most were 
raised as Protestant, ^he 
students predominantly come 
from small to average-sized 
communities in New England 
and the Middle Atlantic States, 
and their families are middle to 
upper class. 

No statistical procedures 
were used to determine 
agnificant differences. 

To The 

Mr. Beaudoin, 

To nullify your claims, I did 
write a letter on April 24 to 
the Editor of the Elm but NO 
letters were printed the 
following week, and for some 
reason (unknown to me) it 
wasn't printed in the next issue 
either. I then told Mr. 
Anderson another would be 
written and it was. Theft?, 

Your thorough search 
obviously didn't include the 
Cafeteria or Elm offices, and I 
saw no notice of possibly 
misplaced money but I admit 
that such a notice would be 

How old were you 

at the time of your first heterosextul 

1. Fourteen or youngcc. 




2. Fifteen to 17. 




3. Eighteen to 20. 




4. None 




With Whom was your first intercourse? 

1. Spouse aftci maniage. 




2. Fiance. 




3. Steady date. 




4. Someone you had known for a 

while but 

not dated steadily. 




S. Casual acquaintance. 




6. Stranger 




7. Prostitute 




' 8. Rebtive 




9. None 




After the first time, how many times 

did you have 

sexual in 


with that person again? 

1. Not again 




2. Once or twice 




3. Three or four times 




4. Five to 10 times 




5. Ten or more times 




6. More than 10 times and still 

having intercourse. 




7. Not applicable 




With how many persons have 

you had pte-marita 

I sexual 


1. None 




2. One 




3. Two 




4. Three 




5. Four 




6. Five 




7. Six 




8. Seven or more 




Have you had sexual intercourse w 

ith more than one person at a 


1. Yes, frequently 




2. Yes, once or twice 




3. No. but 1 might consider it 




4. No. and 1 would never consider it 28.00 



In the past six months how often. 

n the average 

did you engage tn 

sexual intercourse? 

1. Not al all 




2. A few times 




3. Once or twice a month 




4. Once or twice a week 




5. Three or four times a week 




6. Five or more times a week 




7. Daily or more often 




How would you rate your sex life? 

1. Very unsatisfactory 




2. Unsatisfactory 




3. Somewhat unsatisfactory 




4. Somewhat satisfactory 




S. Satisfactory 




6. Very satisfactory 




What method of contraception do you or your sex 

partner use? 

1. None 




2. Rhythm 




3. Withdrawal 




4. Diaphragm 




5. Foam, jelly or other chemical 

means ogo. 00 



6. Condom 




7. Intrauterine loop 








Friday. May 21, 1971 

The Washington Elm' 

Elusive Motorcyclists Roam 
Fearlessly Over The Campus 

by Becky Hutchins 

Page 3 

"Anybody who has 
anything against motorcycles 
can't say anything until they've 
ridden on one. You have no 
limits to where you can go, 
you're free. It does the soul 
good to go out and ride on a 
motorcycle." "They're very 
convenient for exercising your 
dog." "Bicycles and dogs, even 
walking kills the grass, too." 

Despite w i de spread 
pro-motorcycle sentiment on 
campus, as evidenced by the 
above quotes, the advent of 
spring, bringing all the bikes 
from Harley-Davidsons to 
Hondas out into the open 
(quite literally), has initiated 
some controversy. 

Dean Benjamin Root 
explained: "If not properly 
registered with the Student 
Affairs Office, not kept off the 
grass, or parked properly, we 
may be forced to go to such 

lengths as to seek a ban on 
them." This would occur only 
if the owners refused to learn 
to accept responsibility for 
their vehicles. "The 
motorcyclists seem to think 
that they're different from 
other motorists because they 
have only two wheels and are 
lighter, they ride all over the 
grass and walks when they 
should be restricted to the 
streets and driveways." 
Bike-owners should be warned 
(some have already found out 
the hard way) that they can 
receive tickets for driving on 
the campus lawns. 

The main complaints from 
fellow students and faculty 
usually concern the housing of 
a cycle in the dorm or the 
noise of revving motors during 
classes, making communication 
in the classroom almost an 

The largest problem facint) 
motorcycle owners is that of 
finding a safe place to park the 
bikewhen they're not usin^ i( 
so that it will be safe from the 
stealing and vandalism whicli 
has always plagued studfnf 
ownersof anytypee of vehicif 
The usual decision is to try and 
keep the bike as close to its 
owner as possible, resulting in 
motorcycles inhabiting 
Somerset first floor, several 
dotting the lawn beneath the 
windows of Kent South, and 
sheltered under the fire escapes 
of the fraternity houses. This 
makes the owners feel more 
secure, however, the business 
office and maintenance have 
complained so that a more 
permanent, consolidated 
parking area is being 

The probable site for such a 
garage would be the Sailing 
Club building (the old gym) 
located next to the Fine Arts 
Center. According to Dean 
Root, maintenance has agreed 
to provide lumber and supplies 
for the structure to be repaired 
and made secure for 
safe-keeping of the bikes. 

All of the cycle owners 
asked concurred that riding 
across the grass was 
unnecessary and agreed to the 
idea of using the Sailing Club 
building, on the condition that 
it be thoroughly cleaned out, 
windows fixed, the area 
properly lit at night and 

Photo by Geoff Anderson 

Concert Review 

The Last Words 

Tawes Theatres opened its 
doors Saturday evening for a 
concert by Jim Bell, Gil Bhss, 
Tom Hodgson, and Bill Ingham 
better known collectively as 
the Fourgiven. 

The show of folk music and 
other goodies was opened by 
Ed Schulman, that veritable 
wit (?) of the Senior Class. He 
"became" Ed Sullivan 
introducing President Nixon 
and as Nixon declared he was 
against cancer. 

The Fourgiven then arrived 
on stage about fifteen minutes 
late. Was it the rain? The first 
good song of the first half was 
"4 + 20". The concert 
consisted of the music of 
Gordon Lightfoot, Stephen 
Stills, Neil Young, and others. 
Other first part niceties 
included Gordon Lightfoot's 
"Transcanadian Railroad 
Trilogy" and "The Wait" 
originaUy done by the Band. 

On the whole, the first half 
went very slowly, except when 
a bat (eek, a real bat) decided 
to test his flying ability 
through the auditorium. 

The second half began with 
a little more enthusiasm. Ed's 
impressions of the David Frost 
Show and his guests were really 

by D. Martin 

very funny. 

One of the best parts of the 
second half was Gil's story of 
Sam Miller followed by a 
beautiful arrangement of "Mr. 

Preceded by Gordon 
Lightfoot's "If You Could 
Read My Mind" and John 
Stewart's "July, You're a 
Woman" came the big surprise 
that I had been hearing about. 
It was a medley of three songs 
from the late '50's - you know 
- white bobby socks, leather 
jackets and greasers. The three 
songs? "Silhouettes," "Poor 
Little Fool," and "Norman." 
The audience really seemed to 
enjoy it, myself included. 

Unfortunately, from this 
point on the concert went 
downhill. There seemed to be 
no continuity in their 
performance. Also there 
seemed to be no energy from 
members of the group. 

There had been such a big 
build-up about this concert and 
it was certainly let down. (I had 
been told that last year's 
concert was better.) Even their 
performance at the ecology 
concert was better than 
Saturday night's performance, 
but despite what I have to say, 
the audience loved them and 
gave them a standing ovation - 
and [ must admit i did enjoy 
the concert. 

The late Lula May .Peddicord VI, (with "x" on 
bodice) pictured at W.C. before her graduation day 
demise. Location and names of classmates in the 
picture are unknown. 

Commencement Calamity 

Aunt Lula May And The 
Peddicord Death Wish 

Editor's Note: While the 
spring of senior year may be 
disconcerting enough with 
minds drugged in the mania of 
theses and comps, most seniors 
make it through the final few 
weeks and graduate. It is, 
however, not the most pleasant 
time to be a student One 
senior, Ross Peddicord, passed 
this note along which he 
received from a great aunt. 
Whether or not his 
correspondent anticipates a 
family recurrence, we have yet 
to discover. 

May 5, 1971 

Maple Lawn 

Howard County, Maryland 

Dear Ross, 

I found this picture (see 
) in the living room 
beneath some books. The x 
marks were made by the 
photographer who took the 
picture to be enlarged. The girl 
is your great aunt Lula May 
whom you never knew. She 
was my oldest sister. 

Lula attended school in the 
county at Dorsey's Academy 
and entered Washington 
College, September 1899. She 
received a tuition scholarship 
from Howard County; Father 
paid $8 per month for board 
and laundry. She was a student 
until May 1901 when she was 
taken sick with the grippe. Miss 
Hobbs, the house-mother, 
brought her to Baltimore by 
boat where Father met her 
having driven to the wharf in 
the family "jagger." Her big 

wish was to get well and return 
for commencement. Instead 
she suffered a relapse, 
developed pneumonia and died 
at 6 p.m. - Commencement 
night. The announcement of 
her death was made at the 
close of the exercise. . . 


Aunt Florence 

P. S. Look for the blooming 

pear trees this spring. They are 

probably the same ones there 

for many years. 





Flowers For ' 

\All Octasions 


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Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1 1 :00 p.m. 
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The Washington Elm 

Friday, May 21, 1971 

Carol El/yson, Zeta pitcher, delivers a pitch in 
action against Reid Hall this past week. Carol was 
honored for her athletic achievements at last 
Wednesday's athletic banquet. 


1 - 




Mike Desantis 
Bob Murphy 

Bob Shriver- 

All stones 
Theta Chi 

1st BAse 

Ricky Turner' 

Theta Chi 

2nd Base 

Dave Heinback 



Cam Smith 


3rd Base 







Bill Brundage 



Al Reynolds 


Mike Slagle 

Theta Chi 

Ron Hogg 

Kappa Alpha 




Steve Newhart 

Lembda Chi ' 


George Henckle 

Kappa Alpha 


Steve Jones 

Little Fred 

1st Base 

Glen Hampton 

Kappa Alpha 


2nd Base 

Pete Larsen* 



Marty Rice 

Lembda Chi ' 


3rd Base 

Ted Gott 

Little Fred 


Chris Rogers 

Little Fred 


Ben Crabtree 



Charley Collins 

Lembda Chi ' 


Jack Steinhart 


John Doran 

Kappa Alpha 


*Captain (most unanimous choice} 

Photos by Geoff Anderson 

Mike Slagle, Theta Chi shortstop, takes a mean cut at a Mitch Mowell pitch 
in Monday's championship game against the Lambdas. The Thetas hard-hitting 
attack led the OXMEN to an 18-3 victory. 

Power Hitting Thetas Swamp 
Lambdas For Championship 

The Theta Chi's stormed by 
the Lambda Chi "A" team 
Monday evening to gain the 
Men's Softball Championship. 
The Oxmen broke loose with a 
thunderous eleven runs in the 

top of the first inning and from 
that point it was no contest. 
The National League Champs 
went on to score eighteen runs 
on twenty-two hits while Cliff 
Virts held the West Hall squad 

to three runs on seven hits. 
Virts allowed only one base on 
balls while Lambda pitcher 
Mitch Mowell gave up two. 

Swinging heavy timber for 
the Thetas was Ricky Turner, 
going five for five with a 
double, three triples and a 
home run. Mike Slagle made 
good on four of his five trips 
gaining the extra base twice, 
Joe Cameron's three hits in 
four at bats, including 2 buni 

smgles, went to waste forthe 
American League Champions. 

The Lambda "~A" squad 
squeezed past the Kappa Alpha 
"A" team thirteen to twelve in 
playoff action last Friday to 
take the American League 
crown. The Thetas had 
defeated the Doo Birds to 
become the National League 
representatives in Monday's 
championship game. 

1971-72 Schedule 

Washington College 

Athletic Schedules 

9-29 Upsala H 

10-2 West. Md. H 

10-6 P. M. C. A 

10-9 Gallaudet A 

10-13 Mt. St. Marys A 

10-16 Lycoming A 

10-20 Towson H 

10-23 Dickinson H 

10-26 Wagner A 

10-30 Bowjeq H 

11-2 Loyola A 

11-6 J. Hopkins H 


9-29 Upsala H 

10-2 W. Md. • Leb. V. H 

10-9 Gallaudet A 

10-13 Mt. St. Marys A 

10-16 Dickinson A 

10-20 Towson H 

10-27 Johns Hopkins H 

11-2 Loyola A 

11-6 Del. V. - PMC A 

11-13 Gall. Inv. A 

11-16 UMBC A 
11-20 MD Champ. 


12-3 Leb. Valley A 

12-8 W. Maryland H 

12-11 Johns Hopkins A 

1-19 Loyola A 

1-26 Susquehanna A 

2-5 P. M. C. A 

2-8 Catholic U. H 


Hampden Syd. 
















West. Md. 























Delaware V. 

West. Md. 








MD Relays 
Penn Relays 
Johns Hopkins 
Lebanon Valley 
MAC Champ. 














Leb. Valley 



Catholic Univ. 



Cathk>lic U. 






Drew Univ. 



Mt. St. Marys 









Frank. & M. 









West. Md. 



ML St. Marys 






P. M. C. 






Johns Hopkins 



Johns Hopkinsi 












U. ot N. Carolina 









Catholic Univ. 












Mt. St. Marys 



Johns Hopkins 






F. Dickinson 












Wash. & Lee 



West. Md. (2) 






Johns Hopkins 






F. &M. 



West. Md. 



Loyola (2) 






P. M. C. 



Ban the Bras 
page 3 


SEP 38 197! 


page 4 




Friday, September 17, 1971 

No. 1 

dispute marks Blatt's dismissal 

As of this semester, the 
College Health Service staff 
will consist of two physicians. 
Dr. Damm and Dr. Bauman, 
and two counselling 
psychologists. Dr. Caroline 
Knowles and Dr Inman. 
According to reliable sources, 
Dr. Merdinger is responsible 
for the turnover and the 
expansion of this service. Dr. 
0. Gulbrandsen, the 
College's physician during the 
past two years, was not 
rehired in accordance with his 
own wishes. However, Dr. 
Martin Blatt, who had been 
the Health Service's 
counselling psychologist for 4 
years, and had re-applied for 
his position last spring, will 
not be practicing on campus 
this year. 

Upon his arrival here as a 
newcomer at the College, Dr. 
Merdinger and his assistant, 
Mr. Francis, began inquiring 
into and evaluating the 
various branches of the 
administration. While 
assessing the efficiency of the 
Health Service, Dr. Merdinger 
reputedly questioned Dr. 
Gulbrandsen as to the nature 
of Dr. Blatt's services and was 
informed that little :; 
information was available J 
about his treatment other i 
than what could be gathered ; 
from the appointment ; 
records kept by the nurse, ; 
Mrs. Schauber, in the ; 
infirmary. These last i 
indicated that Dr. Blatt's ; 
schedule accommodated only ■ 
a basically permanent list of : 

students each week, and that 
the number of students on his 
waiting list was nearly equal 
to the number actually 
receiving treatment. Dr. 
Merdinger also learned that 
Dr. Blatt kept no records 
pertaining to the diagnosis 
and treatment of his patients. 
Following this inquiry, Dr. 
Merdinger, Dr. Gulbrandsen 
and Mr. Francis drew up a list 

of measures to be taken 
toward increasing the 
efficiency of the counselling 
service. These were brought 
to Dr. Blatt's attention in a 
letter which he received 
shortly before Christmas 
vacation in 1970. Xhpse 
proposed changes most 
objected to by Dr. Blatt 
were: 1) that the number of 
visits per student be limited 

to Dve, 2) that records of 
their treatment be kept, and 
filed in the infirmary. 3) that 
the parents of his patients be 
informed that their children 
were receiving psychological 

After receiving the letter. 
Dr. Blatt held a meeting in his 
office of all those patients 
and other students interested 
in preventing the enactment 

(Continued On t^gc Two) 

Dean of Men McArdle: 

^To achieve a closeness... 

Enrollment rise 
causes crowding 

With this fall's admission 
of nearly 300 freshmen and 
transfer students, 
Washington's enrollment has 
dramatically soared upwards, 
registering a 14 percent 
increase over last year's 
scollege total. 

The 774 full-time students 
currently enrolled repi:esent 
(he largest student body in 
the college's history. 

Residences Overcorwded 

There are, as a result of the 
increase, approximately 135 
more students than the 
college's eight residence 
Eacilities can accommodate, 
fifty residents are now being 
housed in lounge areas and 
buildings previously used for 
administrative purposes. 

The most severe crowding 
now exists in the men's 
dormitories where study and 
recreational lounges have 
been converted into student 
rooms. Washington's new 
Dean of Men, Barry McArdle 
admitted that the resulting 
tack of these recreational 
facilities "will cause 
problems." The only 
alternative, according to the 
Dean, in the renovation 
currently being discussed for 
the student center in Hodson 

According to the present 
plans, the center will have a 
Slack facility, lounges, a 
stage, and possibly a bar. 
"The possibility of getting 
this," he dded, "are good." 

Dean McArdle elaborated 
that the present overcrowded 

situation is "temporary". He 
explained that hopefully a 
new dorm "would be open by 
next September." 

The possibility of 
constructing modular 
residential housing, an idea 
already discussed by college 
officials, drew criticism from 
the new Dean. "There is 
current talk about building a 
modular facility," he said, 
"but I hope it is not modular 
because most (modular 
dorms) at other colleges have 

For the second time in three years 
Washington's Student Affairs Office has a 
new Dean of Men. 

Mr. Barry McArdle, a graduate of Catholic 
University and Penn State University, filled 
the position created by the departure of 
Dean Benjamin Root last summer. 

Dean McArdle, who describes his attitude 
towards his job as attempting "to achieve a 
closeness with students, faculty, and 
administration," formerly served as an 
administrator at Penn State. 

Describing his initial contact with 
Washington students, the Dean commented 
that "people here seem concerned about 
things that they can actually 
accomplish.. .I'm unpressed with their 

On his relationship with students, 
McArdle expressed the hope that "I can be 
someone who can listen and also someone 
who can encourage other avenues of 

The Dean, discussing the use of drugs on 
campus, explained that his "immediate 
concern is to make sure that the drug user 
knows what he is doing, that he's making his 
own decision... but I don't want to crawl into 
anybody's mind," he emphasized. 

Dean McArdle 

Regarding the accessability of student 
dormitories to the police. Dean McArdle 
explained that the authorities have broad 
legal rights. "Actually," he said, "we can't 
make the police do anything. But if they 
were asking to come on campus to snoop 
around; if they came without evidence, I'd 
say no. Mr. McArdle expressed doubt 
however, that such a situation would occur. 


SGA funds sex information manual 

Washington's Student Government Association 
last Monday night accepted financial sponsorhip 
for a forthcoming student sex information manual. 

The publication, currently being compiled by 
sophomore Mike Dickinson and junior Carole 
Denton in cooperation with the student affairs 
office, will include Information on venereal 
diseases, contraceptives, and abortion referral and 

In appealing to the Senate for funds, Mike 
asserted that the manual "will make students more 
aware of the availability of these services." 

Continuing, he commented that the manual, 
which will probably be mimeographed and cost 
approximately 100 dollars, will become an annual 
student publication. "Next year," he explained, 
"we'll take all the comments and critiques on this 
year's handbook and put it In good form." 

In other action, the student senators voted to 
delay this year's senate elections in order to 
determine how each dorm and housing facility 

should be represented. Problems of representative 
distribution have resulted from the creation of 
three mini-dorms and the addition of make-shift 
facilities in existing dorms. 

By last year's standards, the ratio of 
representatives to students varies widely between 
dorms. In addition, the new mini-houses are too 
small to each have their own representative. 

Under one plan proposed by Senate 
Parliamentarian Larry Israelite, the Spanish House, 
^ the Micou House (old Student Affairs) and the new 
basement rooms of Somerset would all be 
represented by one senator. "Somehow we have to 
give them representation," he explained. Certain 
senators^ however, showed reluctance to sharing 
one representative among more than one dorm. 

The Senate chose instead, to table the Issue for 
a week while awaiting a comprehensive proposal 
from the SGA executive committee. As a result, 
elections originally scheduled for next week wjtl be 
held in late September. 

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Blatt's dismissal 

The Washington Elm 

Friday, September 17, 1971 

of the President's proposals. 
At Ihis meeting Dr. Blatt 
explained that an absolute 
limit on the number of visits 
would force him to do no 
more than "a bandaid job like 
Gulbrandsen" and that such 
treatment would be useless to 
his patients as well as 
contrary to his personal 
principles. He also believed 
that any records kept in the 
infirmary could easily be 
made accessible to members 
of the administration should 
they wish to learn anything 
about an individual's 
activities. Dr. Blatt also stated 
that should he be ordered to 
carry out these 'suggestions' 
he would resign. 

Friction results 

This meeting gave rise to 
friction between Dr. Blatt 
and Dr. Merdinger who 
thought this action uncalled 
for and unethical, as Dr. Blatt 
should have at least consulted 
with him before taking such a 
step. Dr. Blatt continued his 
services status quo although 
he was aware that his 
d isregard for the 
administration's suggestions 
would most probably cost 
him his job. 

In the eaily spring it was 
brought to Dr. Merdinger's 
attention that the fiancee of 
Professor W. Knowles, now 
Mrs. Knowles, was a 
psychologist with outstanding 
credentials and extensive 
experience in the field of 
counselling. Mrs. Knowles 
holds a Ph. D. from Yale 
alloiversity and is a diplomate 
in clinical psychology of the 
American Board of 
Professional Psychology. 
According to Dr. Damm, Dr. 
Merdinger directly appointed 
Mrs. Knowles to the position 
of counsellmg psychologist 
for the College for the year 
1971-1972. Dr. Blatt was 
apparently not informed of 
this appointment. 

Gulbrandsen quits 

In April, 1971, after Dr. 
Gullbrandsen bad expressed a 
desire not to return in the fall. 
Dr. Merdinger contacted Drs. 
Morgan, Bauman. and Damm 
in an effort to secure a 

(Cominucd From I^gc 1 ] 

replacement for Dr. 
Gulbrandsen. Dr. Damm 
accepted the position on the 
condition that Dr. Bauman 
act as his associate and that 
the responsibilities and time 
be divided between them. 
Damm chooses 
Dr. Merdinger then asked 
Dr. Damm to choose from 
among the remaining 
candidates for a position as 
counselling psychologist. The 
applicant he considered to be 
most suitable. Dr. Inman, 
counselling psychologist at 
the Naval Academy in 
Annapolis, was Dr. Damm's 
choice. Dr. Merdinger did not 
make the choice himself 
because he did not feel 
qualified to evaluate their 
credentials. Dr. Merdinger 
then hired Dr. Inman at Dr. 
Damm's suggestions. Among 
the applications was that of 
Dr. Blatt. He was not chosen 
because, according to Dr. 
Damm, "Dr. Blatt would be 
practising in Chestertown 
anyway and we felt that by 
importing a psychologist 
from the outside we would 
thus be releasing a badly 
needed one into the 

Dr. Inman refused to 
discuss the administration's 
policy concerning the number 
of visits and the records. Dr. 
Knowles was questioned as to 
whether or not the number of 
visits would be officially 
limited and the service purely 
diagnostic. She replied that 
the cost of providing 
psychological therapy is 
prohibitive to most colleges 
and universities. Dr. Knowles 
explained that approximately 
25 percent of the average 
student population will seek 
counselling during the course 
of the year. This would mean 
that at Washington College 
approximately 160 to 200 
people might have to be 
accomodated. The number of 
visits would thus be 
predetermined by the 
possible number of patients 
and the available time. Dr. 
Knowles will be available 
approximately 12 hours a 
week and Dr. Inman, 7 or 8 


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Uncle Sam ponders some changes 
with undergrad student deferment 

The Selective Service System today 
clarified expected policy changes on 
undergraduate student deferments. 

College students who were enrolled 
full-time in the 1970-71 academic year will 
be eligible for student deferments in the 
1971-72 school year if they continue to 
make satisfactory progress in their programs 
of study. Selective Service officials said. 
However, young men who entered school for 
the first time this summer and those who 
enroll as freshmen this fall will not qualify 
for student deferments if the pending 
changes to the Selective Servie Act are 
passed by Congress. The House has 
completed action on the bill and final Senate 
action is expected in September. 

Dr. Curtis W. Tarr, Selective Service 
Director, said: "Few incoming freshmen 
students are likely to be inducted in the near 
future because of the student deferment 
phaseout. Of the 1,034,000 incoming 
freshmen males estimated by the Office of 
Education, approximately 80% are 18 years 
old and only 20% are 19 years of age or 
older. The 18 year olds will receive their 
lottery numbers in 1972. and they will not 
be subject to induction until 1973, when 
draft calls should be low. The 19 year old 
freshmen received their lottery numbers 
August 5 of this year and will be object to 
induction next year; at least '/Should have 
high enough lottery numbers to preclude 
their induction. Of those remaining, 
approximately 50% will be disqualified on 
mental, moral or physical grounds. This 
means that a maximum of 50.000 men will 
be directly affected in 1972 by the student 
deferment phaseout and one-half of these, or 
25,000, will probably not be inducted 
because of enlistments in Regular, Reserve 
or National Guard units, participating in 
commissioning programs or because of 
procedural delays. 

Dr. Tarr said that college students will not 
be drafted in the middle of a semester or 
term. "If called while enrolled, they will be 
allowed to postpone their induction until 
the end of the semester, or term. If in their 
last academic year, they will be able to 

postpone their induction until after 

Dr. Tarr advised incoming freshmen and 
students who started their program of study 
in the summer of 1971 or later not to file 
applications for student deferments even 
though the current law authorizes granting 
deferments to students in full-time programs 
of study. 

"If the pending Selective Service 
legislation does not pass," Tarr said, "it 
would not be in a registrant's best interest to 
obtain a student deferment which would 
extend his liability until age 35. Should 
Congress change the legislation to provide 
for deferments for new incoming freshmen, 
which is most unlikely, application for 
deferments will not be jeopardized by 
delaying their submission until after passage 
of the new law." 

The President's authority for the 
induction of all men under 35, except for 
those who have or who have had deferments, 
expired on June 30, 1971. If Congress does 
not reinstate the general induction 
authority, the President could authorize the 
induction of those registrants who hold or 
have held deferments. In this unlikely event, 
Selective Service officials believe that 
manpower requirements of the Department 
of Defense probably could be met by 
inducting those young men who have 
recently dropped deferments because they 
graduated; -dropped out of school, or 
changed their occupations. Recent college 
graduates or dropouts would make up the 
bulk of inductions, the officials said. The 
officials added that cancellations of 
deferments probably would not be necessary 
nor would it be necessary to call those who 
have passed into the second priority 
selection group. 

Currently, there are approximately six 
million young men under age 35 with 
deferments. Approximately 500.000 of 
these normally lose their deferments during 
a 12-month period. The largest groups of 
deferred men are those who have received 
fatherhood, occupational or student 

G*R»E» schedule 

PRINCETON, N.J. - Educational Testing 
Service announced today that 
undergraduates and others preparing to go to 
graduate school may take the Graduate 
Record Examinations on any of six different 
test dates during the current academic year. 

The first testing date for the GRE is 
October 23, 1971, Scores this administration 
will be reported to the graduate schools 
around December 1. Students planning to 
register for the October test date are advised 
that applications received by ETS after 
October 5 will incur a $3.50 late registration 
fee. After October 8, there is no guarantee 
that applications for the October test date 
can be processed. 

The other five test dates are December 11. 
1971. January 15, February 26, April 22, 
and June 17, 1972. Equivalent late fee and 
registration deadhnes apply to these dates. 
Choice of test dates should be determined 
by the requirements of graduate schools or 
fellowships to which one is applying. Scores 
are usally reported to graduate schools five 
weeks after a test date. 

The Graduate Record Examinations 
include an Aptitude Test of general 
scholastic ability and Advanced Tests 
measuring achievement in 19 major fields of 
study. Full details and registration forms for 
the GRE are contained in the 1971-72 GRE 

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;,iday, September 17, 1971 

The Washington Elm 

Page Three 

Living in a Spanish culture 
proves invaluable experience 

•■ hv Marv Rii(h VfiP ■*■ 

by Mary Ruth Yoe 

Five weeks of summer school is five 
weeks of summer school. But for Peggy 
Bradford, Susan Barrett, Jan Larmey, Lisa 
Turner, Novy Viamonte, and Marty 
Williams, it meant ^x weeks of living and 
touring in Mexico. 

Accompanied by Spanish professors 
< George Shivers, and Martin Clearfield and 
friends, these students traveled to 
Guadalajara, the second largest city in 
Mexico. The Spanish Club provided funds 
for renting a Volkswagen van from the 
College as transportation to the Mexican 

After leaving Chestertownon June 26, 
the entourage spent four days travelling to 
the Mexican border, spending several nights 
at campgrounds along the way. In Dallas, 
they returned briefly to civilization, staying 
with relatives of the group. 

The leisurely pace continued on the road 
in Mexico, providing time for aght-seeing 
and marketing. Travel time also increased as 
they waited until a river flood subsided. 

Once in Guadalajara, most of the students 
were housed in private homes. Before 
departing, the two professors were presented 
with an honorarium for attracting students 

to the University of Guadalajara's program. 
This money was spent on an apartment 
where the students could come if 
international relations became strained with 
their family. Peggy Bradford lived in the 
apartment full time, conquering a colony of 
cockroaches (including an albino) in three 
days of intenave stomping and screaming. 

The program, held in conjunction with 
the University of San Francisco, included 
courses in Mexical folklore and 
Contemporary Spanish literature. Non-credit 
classes in such things as ceramics were also 

Opinions on the quality of the courses 
varied. Contemporary Spanish Literature 
metamorphosed into a study of old Mexican 
poetry, and some students found the fmal 
exams of the five days of week 
lecture-courses "deagned to be passed." 

Yet the light work load gave everyone an 
opportunity to take advantage of planned 
tours or to make weekend excurions to 
surrounding areas. 

If the University's program failed to win 
complete approval, the actual experience of 
living in a Spanish culture was found 

idministration finds itself a 
lew home in Bunting Library 

When asked what she thought of her first 
week at Washington College, all that Nancy 
Skinner could say was, "hectic." It was so 
hectic for Nancy that she is now recovering in 
the hospital from a bout with mono. 

The Clifton M. . Miller 
Memorial Library made 
realists of the Washington 
College Community. 
Buildings, like nations, rise 
and fall, but seldom on 

The renovation of Bunting 
Library, Miller's predecessor, 
is no exception. What is 
exceptional is that the 
remodeling process should be 
finished in three weeks, less 
than a month behind 

The main reason for the 
delay, according to 
Maintenance Superintendent 
Raymond Crooks, is 
"material hold-up". Shipping 
of supplies and equipment 
has been slow, and at times 
work was suspended until a 
necessary shipment could 

Despite these hold-ups, 
several of the administrative 
service departments have 
moved into Bunting, and with 
the cooperation of the 
general contractors, W. B. 

by Mary Ruth Yoe 
Venable and Sons, Inc., are 
co-existing with the sounds of 

The transformation of the 
former library is complete in 
visual effect, however. The 
main reading room is divided 
into office space for the 
President, his assistant, and 
the Dean of the College. 
There is also a meeting room 
for the Board of Visitors and 
Governors and a large waiting 

The ornate ceiling has been 
replaced by acoustical tile, 
and wall-to-wall carpeting is 
in place. This last feature 
would have saved many 
anguished "shhs" when 
Bunting was still the library. 

The huge murals of 
Washingtonia have been 
salvaged. Prominently placed, 
they dominate the reception 

Furniture still has not 
arrived for these offices or for 
the group of offices which 
replaced the second-floor 

One of the new inhabitants of Bunting 
Library is Randolph Winton, new assistant 
director of admissions. 

museum. The College 
collection of Colonial and 
Eastern Shore memorabilia is 
in storage, awaiting appraisal 
and disposition by a faculty 
committee. Before loaning 
such relics as the only 
complete outfit of Crazy 
Horse still in existence, to the 
Smithsonian or other 
interested institutions, the 
College must contact their 

The possibility of another 
campus display location is 
also under consideration. A 
long, tedious job seems 

Although the Admissions, 
Development and Public 
Relations departments were 
camping out on second floor 
Bunting when school opened, 
the Business Office and the 
Registrar remained in Bill 
Smith. This was an effort to 
minimize moving confusion 
during registration confusion. 
Both offices will be housed 
in the basement of the old 
library where a vault has been 
installed for the protection of 
academic and financial 
records. A student service 
center will be open, and the 
proximity of the two offices 
should prove more 
convenient for students also. 
Addition eavisioned 
An eventual addition to 
Bunting is also envisioned. 
Containing both the Student 
Affairs Office and the 
Computer Center, it might 
house the infirmary as well. If 
this plan becomes reality, all 
administrative services would 
be located in Bunting, ending 
the present space-available 
system of assigning offices. 

Although plans for this 
addition are still uncertain, it 
is certain that the College 
intends to continue building 
for a better tomorrow or, 
more realistically, the day 

Freedom of the breast 

by Martha Washington 

To bra or not to bra ~ that 
is the Question haunting 
many of a W.C. lass these days. 

Whether 'tis nobler in the 
mind to suffer the skin and 
airiness of outrageous 
fashion, or to take a chance 
with a sea of onlookers, and 
by keeping cool, out stare 
them. As a renowned 
connoisseur of the Dangling 
Delights it is only just that 
my probing pen and 
razor-sharp wit should be 
used for this expertise. After 
careful casing of this subject, 
right and left, it is my FIRM 
opinion that bras are archaic 
anachronisms. These totally 
useless shreds of vnte and 
gauze push and pry a 
woman's natural contours 
into outdated conformity. 

Clothes Define 

The human breast is 
beautiful. The hint or glare 
(depending on if you're 
wearing a ski sweater or a 
satin shirt) of an erect nipple 
is a titillating experience for 
the onlooker as well as the 
luppler (person who owns 
nipple). How can any true 
woman be ashamed of her 
hatural endowments. 
Sensuality is confined rather 
than defined by clothes. 
Complete hedonism is feeling 
and enjoying every part of 
ones body and taking pride in 
each and every slope and line. 
Is it more chaste to expose 
your Maidenfoim under a 
see-through blousethan to let 
your nipples wink through a 
cotton knit? 

There are too many 
hung-up people in this world 
- hung up on what "other 
people" might say. Who, but 
yourself has the right to 
define your value system? 
Who decides what is "right" 
or "wrong" for you as an 

entity in this planet? 

I'm advocating the release 
of the breast. Bosoms 
were never meant to be 
gagged and hidden away in 
the nylon folds of a Playtex. 
The word "bust" strikes 
terror in the hearts of many, 
but its secondary meaning is a 
continuing source of pleasure 
to all (even cops, I bet). 

Or let's saya guy is at a 
drag of a party (he decided to 
play humanitarian for a night 
and took his pimply-faced, 
chess-playing roommate to a 
mixer, hoping he would meet 
some girl, any girl, so he 
would stop making funny 
noises in his bed alone at 
night). So anyway, he's 
scanned the possibilities and 
every chick looks like she 
stepped out of a common 
mold... when suddenly he spys 
a languous, doe-eyed young 
creature, with her Drooping 
Twosome outlined under her 
blouse. Outasight. How's that 
for a quick fantasy, fellow 

I'm a iong-standing 
monber of the Liberation 
Front (I hope all my puns 
don't go unnoticed). IN fact, 
I once was thinking of having 
a little tin button made up 
th^t read, "Free Your Local 
Mammary Gland" ~ but 
that's another story. 

Lots of girls tell me that 
their breasts are a) too large, 
b) not large enough, c) not 
perfect enough to gc without 
their trusty Uontessa 
Shape-Mate. Some girls have 
breasts that need the support 
of a bra or else their breasts 
hurt. These unfortunate 
females should by all means 
continue supporting 
ihemsslves. As far as having 
too small breasts ~ FEH! 

Page Four 

The Washington Elm 

Friday, September 17, 1971 




Rothstein ranks 
Shoremen 28th 

Playing small college 
champion Washington and Lee, 
16th ranked Towson ana ' 
18th ranked Denison 
extremely tough during the 
1971 lacrosse season, 
Washington College nailed 
down 28th position in the 
1971 Rothstein lacrosse 

The Shoremen, despite a 
4-10 record, lost to the 
Generals, 7-2, pressed 
Towson in an 8-5 setback and 

fought three sudden death 
overtime periods before being 
subdued by Denison 
Univereity. Don Kelly's forces 
beat 29th ranked Duke. 34th 
rated R.P.I, and unranked 
Loyola and Western Maryland 
during the regular season. 

Charles Rothstein named 
Cornell the best during 1971, 
followed by Army, Virginia, 
Navy, a Shore foe. and 
Maiyland. Brown, W & L, 
Cortland, Johns Hopkins and 

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Enjoy snacks at our Snack Bar 
2 mi. So. of Chestertown on Rt 213 

Numbers can tell us alot sometimes; unfortunately, they 
can as easily be misleading. Perhaps this explains why Mr. 
Athey refers to the coming year with "cautious optimian." 
But after looking at the numbers it's certainly hard not to 
get at least a little excited over the prospects. 

Traditionally Hurtt Deringer gives a tribute to graduating 
seniors at Ihe Athletic Banquet, each spring. Last year there 
was comparatively little for him to talk about. In fact, some 
awards usually given to seniors weren't presently simply 
because there weren't enough qualified graduates. 

This year the numbers have reversed. Coach Athey has 
more than enough soccer personnel to field two entire 
teams with subs - a fact which will vastly improve 
scrimmage once the starting team is decided. Cross country 
is in really good shape with ten runners competing for the 
first five places. 

So many people signed up for crew that Crew Club 
President Chris Combs will probably ^end the better part 
of next week running around the Eastern seaboard to find 
enough boats to put them ia Coach Kelly will run a fall 
lacrosse program this year to scout his fifteen freshmen, 
and if the wrestlers can find a heavyweight they should 
have strength as well as depth in most positions. 

As you can see, as far as numbers go, the signs are 
optimistic. But, as Coach Athey says, quality and quantity 
are two vastly different items. We'll just have to wait and 
see. One thing is sure - this year will most certainly give the 
WC sports fan something to cheer about after last year's 
disastrous performance. 

Hofetra, another Washington 
opponent, rounded out the 
top ten. Rothstein remarked. 
"It took the NCAA play-off 
to prove Cornell was tops in 
lacrosse." Cornell trimmed 
Maryland in the finals before 
5,000 fans at Hofstra 

The veteran selector said of 
the Shoremen in a paragraph 
devoted to W & L, 
"Washington College dropped 
a 7-2 game to the Generals. 
but provided them with their 
closest margin of victory." 

The upward and onward 
trend of lacrosse at many 
schools was highlighted by 
Adelphi's continued 
movement forward. They 
moved from 58th to 29th to 
15th. UMBC, Rothstein 
related, "stepped forward 
from 53rd place to 31st in 
1971, and R.P.I., 67th a year 
ago ranked 34th this year." 
Ehike was another gainer, 
advancing from 51st to 29th. 

Experience, depth brighten 
soccer picture for Athey 

When the soccer team 
opens its season at Loyola, 
Saturday, September 25, the 
outcome could possibly 
mdicate what can be 
expected this season. The 
Greyhounds have done 
extensive recruiting and 
should be the team to beat 
this year. Yet if the Sho'men 

even had a chance to return 
to the winning of the year 
before last - this is it. 

Goalie Frank Ogens leads a 
host of returnees from the 
1969 championship team." He 
is accompanied by Mark 
Sinkinson and Bob Bailey on 
the forward line. Marty Rice 
at fullback, and Bill Innis at 

Crew boat house 
appears certain 

After receiving nearly 
$30,000 in donations and 
securing permission of the 
Chester town Historical 
District Commission, it 
appeared last spring that the 
Crew Club's dream of a boat 
house was slowly becoming 
reality. However, a group led 
by a prominent Chestertown 
citizen, Mr. Hubbard, threw 
an effective wrench into this 
machinery in late spring when 
he brought suit which asked 
for an injunction against the 
boathouse because it was a 
potential "eyesore." In an 
attempt to alleviate these 
fears the College promises to 
cloak the building with a 
Georgian style brick siding 
complete with shuttered 

windows. This was not 
successful in placating Mr. 

Therefore to avoid 
time-consuming litigation the 
College is currently looking 
into a building near the 
Armory. Originally a store 
house for Vita Foods the 
building is ideally shaped for 
a boat house, although it is 
almost 100 yards from the 
water. The only serious 
drawback is that a triangle of 
land must be exchanged with 
a neighbor to give adequate 
river front area for the Club's 
launching. This decision is 
currently being made, and it's 
possible the College may 
purchase the land within the 

halfback. These veterans will 
be flanked by Kit Erskine, 
Eric Ciganek, Jim Wentzel, 
Ron Reynolds and Ford 
Schumann; all of whom are 
lettermen. Rounding out the 
starting team will probably be 
freshman Bill Williams on 
inside and Bob Dixon at 

Other than Loyola, Coach 
Athey expects Mt. St. Mary's 
and Western Maryland to be 
strong this year. If the 
defense gels WC should look 
forward to another winning 

Athey returns 

Soccer at Washington 
College was in its fourth 
season in 1949 when Athey 
took over, directing the 
pitchmen to a 3-3-3 record. 
He followed with a 6-3 season 
in 1950 before relinquishing 
the reins to Howard Nesbitt 
the next two years. In 1953 
he returned and has 
continued in the head coach 
position until today, winning 
125 games, losing 63 and 
playing to a tie in 28 

Athey's best season was 
1964 when the Shoremen 
were 11-1. bowing only to 
Dickinson. 1-2. Two years 
ago they were 9-1-2, sharing a 
title in the Middle Atlantic 

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Chestertown Md. 

Sasso c"6hficted on drug charge 

On September 20, 1971, Michael the aid of the confidential infomier, a 

Sasso was tried and conv(Ste<lj'fQr'lti«>^ij[J_£f,|ale of marijuana was quicl<ly discussed 
■ ""'"^^''^ betvJeen Barrow, Bailey, Sweetman and 

the informer. According to Trooper 

distribution of drugs andflfoftOiiStjWn^' 
to violate the drug laws of the state of 
Maryland. Along with Timmy Barrow, 
who was convicted of drug charges the 
previous week, he awaits sentencing. Bail 
has been set by Judge Rasen at $6,000 
each for Barrow and Sasso. 

The State's entire case rested on the 
testimony of Trooper Edward Sweetman 
from the Intelligence Division of the 
Maryland State Police. Trooper 
Sweetman testified that he had been 
called to Kent County on May 17, 1971. 
Working with a confidential informer, he 
had encountered Barrow, Bailey and 
Sasso at the Tastee-Freez in Bailey's 
Pontiac convertible on June 15. With 

Board meets 
on Saturday 

Washington's 36 member board of 
Visitors and Governors convenes on campus 
tomorrow to consider a broad range of 
college issifes. 

Primary on the Board's agenda is the 
consideration of the college budget for this 
year. President Charles Merdinger, in an 
address to the student body Monday night, 
estimated that partly as a result of tuition 
increases, the deficit expected for this year 
will amount to only $150,000 as compared 
to last year's deficit of $350,000. 

Also included on the agenda for study by 
the Board is the completion of Washington's 
master plan which was finally achieved this 
fall when earollment exceeded 750 students. 

Washington's self-study. In preparation for 
the Middle States Association survey, will 
also be examined along with tentative plans 
for a new residence facility. 

In discussing the role played by the Board 
in college affairs. Dr. Merdinger told 
students Monday night that "large problems 
of policy must go to the Board." But the 
President added that "the administration, 
not the Board, make most of the ultimate 
decisions. The Board does decide however, 
whether to accept the budget prepared by 
the administration." 

Sweetman, Sasso who was sitting 
theback seat of the car, was aware of the 
conversation. They then agreed to meet 
in the parking lot across from Somerset. 

Upon arriving at the parking lot, 
Bailey went to the truck of the car and 
took out a bag containing marijuana. 
They then went to the Theta Chi chapter 
room where the distribution of the 
marijuana and the exchange of the 
money took place. 

Trooper Sweetman then stated that he 
immediately sent the alleged bag of 
marijuana to Baltimore for chemical 
analysis. With the confirmation by the 

chemist several weeks later that the bag 
did indeed contain marijuana, Barrow, 
Bailey and Sasso were subsequently 
arrested and charged. 

In an attempt to refute Sweetman's 
testimony. Defense Attorney Baker 
called Sasso to the stand Sasso testified 
that he had not heard the conversation 
at the Tastee-Freez since the stereo was 
on and that although he had been 
present during the sale, he had at the 
time been unaware of any illegal 

District Attorney Cooper, after several 
defense character witnesses, followed by 
calling Corporal Stetson totestify. 
Stetson stated that Sasso was known as 
"...the biggest dealer in controlled 
dangerous substances at Washington 

Continued On Page 3 

College considers modular residences 

Modular construction of 
student residential facilities, a 
housing concept employed by 
a number of colleges 
nationwide, may find its way 
to Washington next year, 
pending the approval of a 
new dorm by the Board of 
Visitors and Governors. 

The modular concept 
involves the complete 
construction in the factory of 
the individual living units 
which are then shipped to the 
building site and assembled 
like buQding blocks into 

The new houang facilities 

are intended to prevent 
further overcrowding in 
Washington's existing dorms. 
"We obviously cannot jam 
anymore students into the 
facilities we have," explained 
Dean of Women Maureen 
Kelley. "The situation would 
be critical if the enrollment 

SGA sets senate election 

Despite representational problems arising 
from the recent creation of additional 
campus doiiDs and living facilities, SGA 
elections for the 1971-72 student senate will 
be held Monday in the dinner line. 

The conversion of the Spanish and Micou 
Houses and the addition of more students in 
Somerset and Kent Houses disrupted the 
system of proportioning senators according 
to student population. As a result, the 
members of the SGA executive committee 
chose instead to distribute senators by 
geographical areas. The intent, according to 
the executive board, was to better facilitate 
communication between senators and their 

Petitions For the senate offices, which are 
available in the R^istrv*3 ol^ce. must be 

returned to the Registrar by five o'clock 

Off-campus students, who can vote alt day 
Monday in the Registrar's Office, will be 
represented by three senators. 

In other Monday night SGA action, the 
student senate gave its approval to a letter 
jointly authored by John Dlmsdale, SGA 
president, and Elm editor Geoff Anderson 
requesting permission from the faculty to sit 
hi on then: meetings. Dr. Nicholas Newlin, 
faculty advisor to the student senate, 
explained that he expected little opposition 
on the part of the faculty towards the 
request "The faculty," he asserted, "has 
given up the notion that &iculty meetings are 
supposed to be confidential." Action on the 
move is not expected till the October 4 
meeting of the faculty. 

were tomcrease.' 

According to Miss Kelley, 
the spectre of such an 
increase, which would first 
have to be approved by the 
college's trustees, is a distinct 
possibility. "I think they (the 
trustees) will go for another 
one hundred students," she 

College officials are mainly 
interested in the modular 
method because of its 
cheaper cost and the 
relatively short time that 
elapses between the letting of 
contracts and completion of 
construction. It is the only 
method Miss Kelley added, 
"which would allow the 
opening of a new residential 
facility by next September." 
Last week, college officials 
visited modular structures 
nearing completion at the 
College Park campus of the 
University of Maryland. "I 
was not terribly impressed," 
commented Dean Kelly, 
"They looked a little tacky." 
Mr. William Sawyer, assistant 
to the President, countered 

however, that a number of 
modular facilities he has seen 
are visually impressive. 

Miss Kelley explained that 
the traditional concepts in 
architectural planning will 
probably not be employed in 
the new residence. "We 
need," she emphasized, "a 
di f f e rent kind of 
atmosphere for our 

The Student Affairs 
committee, under the 
chairmanship of Dr. Kevin 
McDonnell, is currently 
examining a varied formats 
and philosophies on student 
housing. Among those 
already discussed are 
apartment, townhouse, and 
family type residences. The 
committee hopes to solicit 
student opinion as to the 
kind of dorm they want. 
"But I don't think anybody 
wants," asserted Dr. 
McDonnell, "another set of 
horsestall, two by two by 
two, as in the traditional 

Continued On Page 2 


The Washington Elm 

Friday,- September 24, 1371 


Housing Crisis 

In the Student Government Associations 
housing proposal of last spring it was stated that, 

"Next yeaf's safety valves are the Student 
Affairs offices and the Admissions offices, which 
will be moved to the Old Bunting Library. As far as 
can be determined, these vacated office buildings, 
coupled with a slight increase of off campus living 
space, will be sufficient for the projected student 
enrollment of 700- 720 students next semester." 

With 89 students living off-campus,both "safety 
valves" being utilized, plus the added fact that 
many student lounges have been turned into 
makeshift dorms, it is obvious that the housing 
situation on campus right now is critical. 

The announcement of the new modular housing 
proposal affords temporary relief to the housing 

Unfortunately, the administration has failed to 
realize that the 100 bed modular dorm would only 
solve the housing crisis for next year, if at best. To 
make matters worse next year's enrollment could 
reach 850 to 900 students. One new dorm next 
year will not be sufficient to eradicate the housing 
shortage. True, it will make student living more 
bearable but the fact remains, the dorms will still 
be overflowing. 

At present, the school is very lucky that funds 
exist to construct one dorm. The idea of a second 
dorm seems quite remote indeed. The only realistic 
alternative is to have a large segment of the student 
body move off-campus. 

For some years now the fraternities have 
wanted to move off-campus but have been unable 
to do so because of administrative dictates. Moving 
off campus right now would not only please the 
fraternities but it was also ajpply another 100 
living spaces for next year's incoming freshmen. 

In order to move off-campus each fraternity 
would have to ask for money from its national 
housing authority, an organization which supplies 
funds for purchasing and building of new houses. 
Along with financial support from the school each 
fraternity could purchase or build a new house. 

In their meeting Saturday the Board of Visitors 
and Governors should consider this 
recommendation since it would be more feasible 
and economical than building two new dorms. 


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Advertising Manager Jan Finley 

Typist Jean Carter 

Editorial Board Geoff Anderson, Bob Danner 

Photography Geoff Andereon, Ed Anson, Bob Danner 

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Cooper- Wadkovsky 

speak on drugs 

By BobGreenberg 

"When I requested an 
under-cover operation here 
on campus this summer, I 
made it clear that I was 
interested only in pushers." 
So spoke Kent County State's 
Attorney Richard Cooper last 
week concerning controversy 
surrounding the recent bust 
in Chestertown, involving two 
Washington College students 
and fifteen non-students. 

Student Ignorance 

In a September 16 
interview with the ELM, both 
Cooper and Assistant State's 
Attorney Basil Wadkovsky 
(WC class of '61) expressed 
concern over what they feel is 
widespread student ignorance 
regarding Maryland's drug 
laws and their enforcement. 
The two went on to outline 
some of these rules. 

In the case of marijuana 
(which is defined as a 
"controlled dangerous 
substance"), simple 
possession is now a 
misdemeanor. Conviction on 
a misdemeanor charge-in the 
case of a first offense-sets a 
maximum penalty of one 
year and/or $1,000. Such a 
conviction can later be erased 
from the offender's criminal 

S^rch Warrants 

The strict enforcement of 
this law could result in a wave 
of campus busts. In answer to 
this student fear, Cooper 
replied that it is difficult to 

obtain a warrant for entry 
into a student's room. There 
"must be probable cause" to 
suspect someone of 
possession of marijuana. 
There cannot be just 
suspicion. Until probable 
cause is amply demonstrated, 
a warrant is unobtainable. 

Next, the two men 
discussed the laws concerning 
distribution of the so-called 
dangerous substance. The 
distribution of marijuana is a 
much more serious offense 
than possession-a felony 
punishable by a maximum 
sentence of 5 years and/or 
$15,000 fine. 

Distribution is considered 
to be the delivery of 
marijuana from one person to 
another with or without 
remuneration. A convicted 
felon loses many of his civil 
rights, including employment 
in the federal service and 
military, and the right to 
vote. Only by special pardon 
may a felon's criminal record 
be disregarded. 


Another charge that may 
be brought against an 
individual involved in drug 
traffic is conspiracy-agreeing 
to perfrom an unlaw act with 
someone else. Although 
conspiracy is considered a 
misdeameanor, an individual 
found guilty on this chaise 
may be assessed a penalty 
commensurate with the act 
he conspired to perform, 
successful or not. 

Both Wadkovsky and 
Cooper emphasized that 
simple possession of any hard 
drugs is considered a felony. 

Asked whether narcotics 
agents are now on campus, 
Mr. Wadkovsky said, 
"Students should always 
assume that there could 
possibly be narcotics agents 
on campus." 

Big Brother is watching. 

Next week: An interview 
with Ed Sweetman. 


Continued From Page 1 
Financing for the building, 
which may hold 
approximately one hundred 
students, will either be under 
traditional bank financing or 
subsidized with federal funds 
from the Housing and Urban 
Development department. 

The probable location of 
the building, which is 
expected to be co-ed, will be 
behind Somerset parking lot, 
near the baseball diamond. 
The choice of the site 
resulted from its proximity to 
existing campus buildings and 
the minimum amount of site 
clearance necessary. 

Dean Kelley anticipated 
that the proposal would be 
submitted for consideration 
to the Board of Visitors and 
Governors at tomorrow's 
meeting and will probably be 
tabled for consideration until 
November's meeting of the 

Letters to the editor 

Dear Sir, 

As I am sure everyone who 
has returned to the W.C. 
campus for the second, third, 
or fourth time has realized, 
Washington College has 
undergone some radical 
changes since last year. 

One of the many areas 
where change has occurred 
has been in the cafeteria. 
There is now a "new order" 
being enforced which states 
that all students must come 
to meals with their ID cards, 
or be denied to partake in the 
gourmet delights concocted 
by Mr. Linville and company. 
I realize that our college 
population has grown to the 
staggering figure of 
approximately 780 students, 
but after a week or two one 
would think that our 
tremendously alert cafeteria 
staff would be able to 
recognize any face that was 
not quite familiar. 
Apparently, however, this is 
not the case. 

The result of the cafeteria's 
failure to cope with the new 
situation has created 
confusion for many: standing 
through a long dinner line 
ordy to get to the front and 
find their card has been 
forgotten, groping through a 
pocketbook for one's card 
while those behind wait 
"patiently," the hassle of 

losing one's card and having it 
reproduced. (Remember all 
the fun it was to get that 
damn thing printed in the 
first place?) These problems 
and many other's will become 
familiar as the year goes on. 

Another problem with the 
new system is the lack of 
punch spaces for guest meals. 
Is it really true that our 
cafeteria is so hard up for 
money that it cannot allow us 
the courtesy of twelve free 
meals a year for guests we 
might wish to invite? I for 
one cannot believe that. 

If this new cafeteria system 
has been designed to stop 
unauthorized persons from 
eating here, then it has 
already failed. I personally 
have seen, on several 
occasions, students who had 
forgotten their cards, (hence 
u nauthorized people I 
suppose), get their meal 
anyway by a variety of 
methods which I won't 
discuss here. 

Is it finally true that 
Washington College has 
grown to the point where an 
individual's ID card is more 
important than the individual 
himself? If this is true, I greet 
its advent with regret. If not, 
let's get back to the old 
"WC" as soon as possible. 

WiUiam C. Mercier, 1973 

Dear Sir: 

This year the College 
adminstration took over some 
student lounges, converting 
them into housing. 
Substantial dissatisfaction has 
resulted with this move. A 
decline in the quality of 
student life has occurred. 

The office of student 
affairs allowed students to 
use the lounges for practically 
any social or academic 
purpose two years ago. 
Abolition of the lounges has 
served to widen the 
credibility gap between 
administration and students. 

The study lounges 
provided a special public 
center where residents could 
get to know each other 
better. This public place 
differed from the privileged 
domain situation of a regular 
room. Lounges were effective 
for doing a term paper, 
watching television, parties or 
having a good conversation. 

The office of the President 
has decided that some 
additional money is worth 
the decline in student life. 
Measures must be taken to 
restore the lounges if students 
are to reap a satisfying 
quality of life at Washington 

Brian Sheeley 

Fi^day, Septpmben24, 1971 

The Washington Elm 

Page, Three 

Quintet at Tawes 

Washington College will 
open its 1971-1972 Concerts 
Series with a performance by 
The PhUadelphia Woodwind 
Quintet, September 29 at 
8:30 p.m. in the Gibson Fine 
Arts Center. 

Other programs will 
feature Christopher 
Parkening, classical guitarist, 
November 13; the duo-piano 
team of Arthur Gold and 
Robert Fizdale, February 24; 
and James Morris, 
Metropolitan Opera basso, 
April 4. As a free bonus 
program, the Series will 
present a European university 
chorus in April, from the 
Lincoln Center 3rd 
international choral festival. 

The Ph iladelphia 
Woodwind Quintet enjoys an 
international reputation 
among lovers of chamber 
music. In addition to concert 
engagements in this country 
and abroad, the Quintet has 
made numerous appearances 
on radio and television and 
has recorded eleven albums 
for Columbia Records which 
have been pronounced the 
best by any woodwind group. 

All of the members occupy 
the first chair of their 
respective instruments in the 
Philadelphia Orchestra. 

The members are: Murray 
Panitz, flute; John de Lancie, 
oboe; Anthony Gigliotti, 
clarinet; Bernard Garfield, 
bassoon; and Mason Jones, 

The program \vill include: 
Divertimento No. 14 in B 
flat major, K. 270 . . . Mozart 

Quintet Taffanel 

Walking Tune Grainger 

Aubade for Flute, 


Oboe, and Clarinet ...Wailiy 
Les Petits Moulins a 

Vent Couperin 

Suite, Opus II . . Berezowsky 

the Alam,o 

by Tami Daniels 

The Alamo: Perhaps 
you've rushed through it in 
your hurry to buy boolw. 
Next time why not stop and 
take a look? 

Formerly the old storage 
room of Washington College's 
left-over merchandise and 
ancient relics (pens to 
piggybanks), the Alamo now 
stands as W. C's new 
non-academic" room. When 
the annual inventory had to 
be taken, Mr. Kabat decided 
to throw away all the "junk" 
and build a survival store 
which would sell new and 
used army surplus material 
and camping equipment for a 
cheaper price than 
off-campus shops. 

With the help of 
student Mike Gallahue and 
others, the display case and 
rustic, fortress-like brown 
door were constructed. Later, 
with the idea of appealing to 
students interests (economic, 
as well) incense, posters, 
prints, art reproductions, 
canoes, life-rafts, Indian 
bedspreads, not to mention 
2^p comic books, started 
selling for relatively cheap 
prices. "The point is to make 
it a place where things can be 
gotten, which could formerly 
be found only in lai^e cities," 

Continued From Page 1 


By 5:50 p.m., the jury, after 
deliberating for half an hour, rendered a 
unanimous verdict of guilty on both 

What is most astonishing about the 
verdict is that at no point in the Trial did 
Trooper Sweetman testify that at 
anytime had Sasso been directly involved 
in the distribution or sale of the 
marijuana or that at anytime had he 
received money or handled any drugs. In 
any court of law, the burden of proof 
rests with the prosecution and the 
accused must be proven guilty beyond 
the "shadow of a doubt." 

And who was Sophie Kerr? 

by Mary Ruth Yoe 

The custom of bathroom books may date 
from the multipurpose Sears Roebuck 
catalogues of outhouse days. In any case, 
today every truly literate family has a 
collection of such books, volumes which are 
easily picked up and usually just as easily 
put down. Like the Sears catalogue, the 
miniature library offers something for 

I began this particular aspect of my toilet 
training with Golden Books (always 
wondering why the children in those stories 
never read in-or even mentioned~the 
bathroom). But ax years ago, I put away 
childish things, and now I reach for Emilie 
Loring, Georgette Meyer, or Agnes Sligh 

Since they are all women's novelists, 
consequently I always file their books under 
bathroom reading. So when I came to 
Washington College and learned that Sophie 
Kerr had been a women's novelist, I was 
more than disillusoned. Bathroom books 
ensconced in a Rare Books Room? The 
situation could not be ignored. 
A Lady Novelist 

Although the situation was hardly to be 
ignored, my investigation of it was easily 
postponed. Finally, I tore myself away from 
the Great American Novelists and tumeo to 
Sophie. She is definitely a writer of books 
for women, and her titles prove it: 
OUT OF MY LIFE, and nineteen others. 

Other cliches common in ladies' literature 
of the period (1930-1950) appear. Her 
heroines are always beautiful, always 
high-spirited, always liked, always heroines. 
And there are always happy endings. But 
before that, a lot happens which doesn't 
happen in other novels of the same genre 
and era. 

When Sophie Kerr is compared with 
Emilie Loring (who penned such memorable 
emerges as much the more liberated and 
cosmopolitan of the two. 

Although Emilie's heroines are also always 
beautiful, always high-spirited, and always 
masters of everything from firearms to 
sculpturing, they all waste their author-given 
gifts in a way guaranteed to make Betty 
Friedan scream in frustration. On the final 
page, Constance or Delight will assuredly 
patch up her silly misunderstanding and fall 
into the arms of Miles or Steven {both of 
whom are tall, dark, handsome, and very 
wealthy). End of story, end of giri's 
independent life. 

Of course that is just the second embrace 
the heroine has received from the ostensibly 
red-blooded man she loves. Oh, once he may 
have whispered "my dariing" into her hair as 
they whiried around the country club 

He may even have dried her womanly 
tears with a spotless handkerchief {my sister 
and I discovered one hero whose tweed 
shooting jacket came equipped with three 

linen handkerchiefs-which he dispensed to 
his distraught love in the course of a five 
minute garden interlude). Still the two 
remained phyacally aloof until the hungry 
embrace which is always the novel's climax. 
Compromising Decorum 
Not so with Sophie. In her books, affairs, 
divorces, illegitimate births, etc. are not 
mere rumors viciously circulated by the 
heroine's foil; they are actualities. In GIRL 
INTO WOMAN, Cora (the giri) is actually 
being kissed by page 39. "It was soft and 
sensual and greedy, dra\ving and demanding, 
a man's kiss, a lover's kiss..." 

By page 62, Cora (the woman) has eloped 
with the auto mechanic of the kiss described 
above. In a concession to the times, Sophie 
ended Chapter Pour and the honeymoon 
scene in a burst of decorum, if not a 
complete sentence: "And turned out the 

Obviously her ladies were not always 
ladies. In CURTAIN GOING UP. Nora Croft 
displays a sharpness of tongue which would 
do credit to a first class bitch. She's sorry 
later, but not enough to stop. PoUyanna and 
Rebecca of Sunnybrook are both very nice 
little gids, but Sophie Kerr seems to realize 
that a 25 year old possessing their same 
sweetness and gladness would suffocate in 
her own sugar and spice. 

Kiss Changes Life 
Also, Sophie rarely endows her heroines 
with the goody-goody religious virtue that 
appears in so many such novels. In fact, a 
conversation between two teenagers in GIRL 
INTO WOMAN makes both characters 
immediately sympathetic: 

'I don't mind telling you,' Cora told her 
granoly, 'that something has come into my 
life that has made a great change in me, it's 
made me understand myself and have more 

'Oh gracious, you haven't got religion 
have you?' A flat no is Cora's reply. 

The experience in question is her first 
kiss. If she is elevating it a bit, at least she 
isn't a paragon of piety at the tender age of 

All in all, Sophie's contrivances of 
plot-including a gardener's daughter who is 
really the product of a family affair between 
the daughter of the manor and her way ward 
rake of a cousn-and her platitudes of 
phrasing add up to women's novels, ladies' 
literature, escapism. 

Women Succeed 
Yet it isn't escapism into a sheltered 
romantic past, but an escape to a world 
where women succeed on their own-with 
help from the author, who although 
divorced in 1908, managed a successful 
career as journalist, editor and novelist. 

Sophie Kerr was also a playwright, and 
the title of her one act comedy describes her 
twenty-three novels: "They're None of 
Them Perfect." 

They're none of them perfect, and they're 
still bathroom books, but Sophie Kerr and 
Sophie Kerr novels are easy reading and - 
once caught in the spell of an eventual 
happy-ever-after-hard to stop reading. 

National Gallery sponsors ^Civilisation * 

Washington College will show the "Civilisation" film series 
during the fall semester, beginning with "The Frozen 
Worid" and "The Great Thaw" to be screened September 

The "Civilisation" series conasts of thirteen 52-minute 
color films that portray the cultural life of Western man in 
the 1600 years since the fall of the Roman Empire. It was 
produced by the British Broadcasting Company and 
narrated by Sir Kenneth Clark, and is presented at 
Washington College through the courtesy of the National 
Gallery of Art. . 

Two feature films will be included in each of six 
programs. A seventh program will consist of the final film 
episode followed by a panel discussion on the series by four 
members of the College faculty. 

All films will be shown in the Gibson Fine Arts Center, 
on Tuesday nights, starting at 7:30 p.m. The public is 
invited to attend free of charge. 

The complete movie schedule is: 
'^September 28 ■- The Frozen World, The Great Thaw 

■ Romance and Reality; Man - The Measure of 
The Hero as Artist; Protest and 
■ Grandeur and Obedience; The Light of 

- The Pursuit of Happiness; The Smile of 

- The Worship of Nature; The Fallacies of 
Heroic Materialism; Faculty panel 

October 5 ■ 
All Things 

October 12 

November 2 • 

November 9 ■ 

November 16 - 

November 23 

In planning the "Civilisation" series, Sir Kenneth Clark 
chose to explore our history and culture through the 
diverse creative works of Western man. As he sees it, the 
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Shore hooters 
travel to Loyola 

. Despite a recent tradition 
. -of close, well-played games, 
the Coach of Loyaia College 
doesn't appear to be too 
concerned about his 
upcoming game with 
Washington College. In an 
article which appeared in the 
SUN papers last week he 
neglected to mention WC 
while talking about the teams 
he was playing this year. 

In light of the heavy 
recruitment Loyola has done 
in the past year his optimism 
may in .part be justified. 
Coach Athey reports that the 
Greyhounds have acquired 
four very fine soccer players 
from a club in Baltimore, 
while losing very little from 
last year's squad. Yet, even 
with this new Greyhound 
talent the Shoremen know 
exactly what to expect 
thanks to a compreherisive 
scouting report; and the game 
should be close as usual. 

Last year's Loyola-WC 
game was a rainsoaked affair 
which ended in a scoreless tie 
after regulation play, only to 

have the Baltimorians finally 
win 1-0 in overtime. During 
the 1969 championship year 
the battle ended in a 3-3 

Coach Athey's squads open 
their home season, both in 
soccer and cross country next 
Wednesday against Upsala. 
The cross country race, which 
will finish during half-time 
will feature ten WC runners 
led by freshman Paul Schlitz. 
Mr. Chatellier has called 
Schlitz "a better prospect as a 
freshman than Dave Bird or 
Ben Whitman." Both Bird 
and Whitman are former 
school record holders in the 
mile. Along with Schlitz this 
year will be juniors Rick 
Horstman and Bob Maskery, 
as well as sophomore Bob 
Atkinson. The rest of the 
squad will be made ip of 
untested runners in Chris 
Ahalt. Bob Greenberg, Bill 
Sandkuler and Tom Sargent. 
It's possible that for the 
Upsala meet Salisbury State 
might alos attend thus 
making it a dual double meet 

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establish I ^^"^^ refuses Lordes tenure 

help -line 

"Primarily our job is to sit 
there and listen. People who 
have problems basically want 
to talk to someone." 

That, according to Mr. 
Henry Bruening, is the 
purpose of HELP-line, the 
local crisis-refeiral telephone 
answering service he 

HELP-line, founded two 
months, ago by the 
Kent-Queen Anne's County 
Ministerial Association, is 
primarily aimed at "assisting 
anyone who has a community 
related problem," explained 
Mr.s Bruening. This includes 
he added drug addiction, 
alcoholism, and domestic 

HELP-line services, with 
the telephone number 
778-HELP, is intended to 
serve the bi-county area. 

Volunteers manning the 
phone, [ike the callers, 
annonymous, are encouraged 
by Mr. Bruening "to help 
people help themselves." 

The answering service, 

(Continued On Page Three) 

In April of 1971 the 
Committee on Tenure and 
Appointments met to 
consider the granting of 
tenure to Dr. Alfred Cordes, 
Associate Professor of 
French. The members of the 
Committee, Dr. Tatum, Dr. 
McLain, Dr. Trimmer, Dr. 
Kirkpatrick, Dean Seager and 
Dr. Merdinger decided that 
Dr. Cordes should not receive 
tenure. Dr. Yon, Chairman of 
the Department of Modem 
Languages was present during 
the Committee meetings but 
do not have the right to vote 
on the decision. 

Dr. Cordes, who was 

interviewed and 
recommended for the 
position of Chairman of the 
Department of Modem 
Languages by his predecessor 
Dr. Gerda Blumenthal, 
became a member of the 
faculty in September, 1968. 
Dr. Cordes resigned his 
position as Chairman towards 
the beginning of the second 
semester in 1970 for personal 
reasons but continued to 
fulfill his responsibilities as a 
professor of French and 
literature in translation. His 
expired contract was renewed 
for a second two-year term in 
the spring of 1970. 

The regulations of the 
A merican Association of 
University Professors state 
that the two-year contract of 
an Associate Professor may 
be renewed only once. At the 
close of this four-year period 
a decision regarding tenure 
must be made by the college 
or university. Those 
responsible for such 
appointments must then 
consider the professional 
attributes of the person in 
question in order that they 
may objectively determine 
whether the interests of the 
department involved, the 
faculty in general and the 


student body could not be \ 
better served by someone else i 
since the granting of tenure is ; 
equivalent to a life-time j 
contract which cannot be i 
terminated by the College i 
without the professor's ■ 
voluntary resignation. : 

According to Dean Seager ; 
the Committee focused upon ■ 
Dr. Cordes' "professional I 
potential" and student I 
reports of his teaching. These ■ 
latter which evidently came ; 
only from lower-level i 
students, were uniformly ; 
critical of his attitude ■ 
towards the courses and the : 
students themselves. No • 
(Continued On Page Two) J 

Voting questions remain open 

As a result of a recent 
ruling by Maryland Attorney 
General Francis B. Burch, the 
question of registering 
ouf-of-county, and 
out-of-state students as local 
voters has been thrown open. 

The Attorney General's 
ruUng, which was released at 
a Baltimore press conference 
September 22, has however. 

apparently only added to the 
c o nfusion as to which 
students are eligible to 

In his ruling, Mr. Burch 
asserted that election officials 
must utilize the same 
standards for determining the 
elipbility of students to 
r eg ister in college 
communities, as they do for 
any other applicants for 

registration. The local 
election officials, he 
continued, should "ask all 
applicants to provide some 
identification containing their 
residence address." 

Burch's statement was 
widely regarded by officials 
as allowing local boards to 
make the final decision about 
Mrs. Florence Sutton, 

Merdinger okays Hodson renovation 

President Merdinger last week approved an SO A 
proposal for an extensive renovation of the Hodson Hall 
student activities center. 

The proposal, submitted to the president only four days 
earlier, calls for the establishment of a Student Union 
Board under theauspices of the SGA. The five man board 
will be comprised of two members each from the junior and 
seniors classes under the heading of the SGA social 

The entire downstairs area of the student center is slated 
for renovation, with the exception of the SGA, Pegasus, 
and Elm offices and the Dark Room. Plans call for the 
creation of a more attractive student lounge and a coffee 
house. The lounge will be repainted and stocked with 
furniture and a pool table. Partitions, which will be erected 
to close the lounge off from the mail room and the 
corridor, may be used to display art work. 

The coffee house, which will serve pizza, hot 
sandwiches, soda and beer (to those over 21 ), will be created 
from what is now the kitchenette, the SGA conference 
room, and the area outside the conference room. Plans call 
for one large room with candle-lit tables, a large bar, and a 

stage for college and area talent, including folk singers, rock 
grops, one-act plays, and poetry reading. 

The coffee house will operate on a club basis and will 
therefore, be open only to students, faculty, 
administration, and their guests. One half of the profits will 
go back into the coffee house so that it will eventually 
become totally independent financially from the college. 
The other half of the profits will go to areas such as the 
scholarship and book funds. 

Members on the Student Union Board estimates that it 
will require $5,000 to cover the cost of renovation and 
initial setting up of the coffee house. Funds for the project 
were available last semester but action was tabled due to 
the closeness of exams. The Board hopes to have 
renovations completed and operations underway by next 

The coffee-house lounge idea was' first initiated last 
semester by Hilary Parkinson, last year's social chairman. 
Much of the actual work however, has been done by 
current social chairman Bill Monks and two Student Union 
Board members. Brooks Bergner and George Churchill, 
along with SGA president John Dimsdale. 

clerk to the Kent County 
Board of Election 
Supervisors, explained that 
prior to the Attorney 
General's ruling "we had been 
told not to register anybody 
with a dormitory address." 

But with broad 
inter per tation. Burch's 
statement allows for 
registering students under 
dormitory addresses if they 
can prove that they intend to 
become permanent, legal 
residents of the county where 
they are studying. 

Until further clarification 
is made Mrs. Sutton 
explained, the policy 
employed locally will require 
students to prove they have 
an off-campus, permanent 
residence. State election 
officials are scheduled to 
meet in late October, 
however, and Mrs. Sutton 
expects "things to be clarified 
by then." 

Maryland's next elections 
will not be held until the 
state primaries in May of 

If students are allowed to 
register as local voters, 
apparently their influence in 
local town elections could be 
extensive. According to Mrs. 
Sutton, Washington's student 
enrollment closely 
approximates the total 
number of repstered voters in 

Page Two 

The Washington Elm 

Friday, October 1, 1971 

Cordes' Dismissal 

The following letter was written to Dr. 
Merdinger, Dean Seager, Dr. Kirkpatrick, Dr. 
Tatum, Dr. McLain and Dr. Trimmer, who made 
up the Committee on Tenure and Appointments, 
and also to Dr. Yon, who is Chairman of the 
Language Department: 

"It has come to our attention that tenure for 
Dr. Cordes has not been approved. This 
information is very distressing to us, as we have 
experienced his teaching both in fulfilling the 
language requirement and in working with him as 
nejors. In all cases, he has been more than an 
instructor. He has communicated his enthusiasm 
for the subject in a way that truly inspires and 
motivates his students. This type of behavior seems 
to be exactly what Dr. Merdinger was referring to 
when he spoke of '. . . a certain character-molding 
experience . . . ' What more is needed to fulfill the 
definition of a '. . . scholarly, inspiring teachers'? 
We realize that Dr. Cordes' past mental 
instability may be a valid reason for his not being 
allowed to continue as a member of the 
Washington College faculty; however, we have seen 
a marked progression in the improvement of his 
attendance, organization, and dedication to his 
work over the past several years. We are of the 
opinion that he is presently performing at his peak, 
and that this dismissal is a cruel and unfair blow to 
the determination and courage he has shown in 
overcoming a very difficult problem. 

Since we as students derive benefit or harm 
from the efforts of our professors, and the 
members of the Committee on Tenure and 
Appointments do no^ it is our belief that we are 
equal judges of ^eir worth in the classroom. 
Decisions of this nature cannot justifiably be made 
in an obscure room that is divorced from the 
environment in which our educators perform. 
Neither can a man's record, put down on paper, be 
considered a human entity. 

Therefore, we strongly request that you do not 
consider the facts of this man's past as a reflection 
of the future, but that you look at the present as a 
culmination of a long, hard struggle to attain the 
level of excellence of which we have known he is 
capable. In light of this, those responsible for his 
dismissal cannot, in good conscience, allow ^eir 
decision to stand. And we, his students, cannot and 
will not allow this unfair judgment to go 

Signed In Protest by the following students: 

Danea Taltey 
Bonnie Fay 

Allison Cooksey' 
Ellen Harrison 

Gary Wodlinger 
Peter Murphy 


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Profile: an undercover agent 
still another point of view 

by Ron Lokos and Bob Danner 

On September 20, 1971, 
Michael Sasso was tried and 
convicted on violations of the 
Maryland State Drug Laws. 
Covering the case were two 
Elm reporters. During the 
proceedings they were 
permitted to interview 
Trooper Ed Sweetman, the 
prosecution's main witness. 
The following article revolves 
around this interview and 
several other informal 

Trooper Sweetman is an 
undercover agent for the 
Maryland State Police 
Intelligence Division. On May 

17, 1971, the States 
A ttorney requested the 
services of Sweetman in Kent 
County. He arrived on May 

18. Trooper Ed "Wolfman" 
Sweetmanis the main person 
responsible for the drug busts 
in Chestertown. States 
Attorney Cooper based his 
whole case on the testimony 
of Trooper Sweetman. 

"Wolfman" is 26 years old. 
He looks very much the part 
of a "freak." His hair is as 
long as his beard. When he 
Orst began working for the 
Maryland State Police he was 
not an undercover agent but 
rather a canine handler. As 
Sweetman explained, it is 
very hard to become a 
member of the Intelligence 
Division. There are only 12 
other undercover agents 
working for the Maryland 
State Police. He got his break 
when he solved a drug case on 
his own time. 

Agent's Outlook 

The Intelligence Division 
took notice and assigned him 
to their unit. Sweetman in 
describing intelligence work 
stated that an Intelligence 
Officer must be dedicated 
because he will often be 
working 18-20 hours a day. 
Sweetman continued by 
saying when you see the 
dedication of our boss Frank 
Mazoni you feel as if you are 
"screwing the State if you 
don't work." Sweetman 
described one of the 
problems that hampers 
intelligence officers as being 
an extremely tight budget 
which makes it possible to 
nab only small-time narcotics 

' Sweetman is 

Dunng the interview 
Trooper Sweetman gave us 
considerable insight into the 
necessary "tricks of the 
trade" of an Undercover 
Narcotics Agent. When asked 
if he had ever smoked 
marijuana, hashish, or any 
other illegal drugs. Trooper 
Sweetman answered 
unquivocally "no." To the 
"layman" this answer sounds 
somewhat unbelievable. 
Trooper Sweetman, realizing 
this, proceeded to explain the 
technique of simulating the 
smoking or snorting of drugs 
taught to undercover agents. 
When smoking marijuana of 
hashish the technique consists 
of just not inhaling or 
smoking a cigarette; inhaling 
the cigarette smoke, then 
putting the pipe to the mouth 
and subsequently exhaling 
the cigarette smoke. Trooper 
Sweetman stated that most of 

the time the people really 
don't watch you and 
simulation is somewhat 
simple. When asked what he 
does if it is discovered that he 
really is not smoking, he 
replied, "...if you can bluff 
them fine; if you can't you 
arrest them." Trooper 
Sweetman stated that 
simulation is somewhat more 
difficult when using herion. 
He stated that you always 
avoid "shooting up" by 
saying you don't have your 
"works." You then simulate 
the act of snorting the heroin, 
but, of course, you rub it off 
your hand at a discreet 

When asked if his 
appearance was part of an 
agents "tricks of the trade" 
he replied on the stand, "I 
have to pose as one of them 
for them to accept me." 

We asked Trooper 
Sweetman if he feared 
retaliation. A job as this in 
which Sweetman is required 
to get into a group and gain 
confidences and friends, then 
quickly betray them seems, at 
best, somewhat risky. But 
TVooper Sweetman replied 
that most of the arrestees 
don't hold grudges. He 
recalled one busted friend 
stating, "You think your 
way, I think mine." When I 
enter a group, the people are 
meeting the real me." 

One last "tricks of the 
trade" which Sweetman, 
quite understandably, did not 
want to get into was the use 
of confidential informants. 
He did say that he had many 
and always used them. He 
stated that when entering a 
new group he had to have 
someone on the inside to 
vouch for him in order to 
gain confidences. 

Drug problem in General 

Trooper Sweetman did 
have some definite views on 
the drug problem in the 
United States. He stated that, 
"There is a narcotics 
problem in the country. We 
haven't even begun to solve 
the drug problem. We are 
deterring drug problem not 
stamping it out. In order to 
solve the drug problem, we 
must educate the older 
people and the young people 
experimenting, and arrest all 
violators to show 
enforcement of the law." 
Sweetman stated that he felt 
the small-time dealers were 
"just as dangerous as 
organized crime." He also 
stated that he was totally 
against the legalization of 
marijuana because he felt it 
undoubtedly did lead to the 
use of hard drugs. Sweetman 
stated that he wasn't 
particulariy interested in 
possession but preferred to 
"get to the source." He 
stated, "I'm not going to try 
to develop a possession 
case-it makes my job 

Area Problems 

Trooper Sweetman stated 
that he did feel there was a 
drug problem at Washington 
College, and that most all the 
drugs in Kent County did 
initially "come into 

Washington College." 
Sweetman stated, "i 
personally know of cocaine at 
the College and that there is 
heroin in Kent County." 
When asked if he knew of any 
information on the 
Washington College campus, 
he understandably answered, 
"No comment." 

In general we were quite 
impressed with Trooper Ed 
Sweetman. Although many 
people don't agree with what 
he is doing he struck us as 
quite intelligent and, more 
importingly, very sincere in 
what he was doing. His 
sincerity and dedication were 
quite apparent. But on the 
other hand, we don't agree 
with Sweetman's techniques 
and find it hard to believe he 
can rationalize his betrayal of 


{Continued From Page One) 

upper- level students 
language majors were sought 
out for their opinions at the 
time of the Committee's 
deliberations. Dr. Cordes was 
informed of their decision in 
June, 1971 In accordance 
with the A. A. U. P, 
stipulation that a professor 
not granted tenure be so 
informed one year in advance 
of the expiration of his 

to the 

Dear Sirs, 

One of the greatest currenl 
concerns of the student body 
is the "decline in the quality 
of student life," mainly 
centered around the 
"abolution" of dormitory' 
lounges. The blame for this 
decline should not be placed 
upon the administration 
alone, but also towards the 
vast economic problems the 
entire nation is experiencing 

The administration 
giving in to a much greaW 
economic pressure, one whicb 
many of us will not really (^ 
until out of college. The onK 
'nickel candy bar' is now tea 
cents, AND smaller, 
sacrifice inflicted upon the 
consumer, but necessary 1" 
keep the candy companies in 
operation. Washington 
College Is also trying not only 
to keep above water, bul 
improve its' quality at the 
same time. The study lounge 
were a well-liked convenient 
by the student body, b"' 
under the circumstances, Id" 
not see need for a "credibilW 
gap between administration 
and students," but a needfoj 
concern as to the future o' 
Washington College and ouf 
nations' economy. 

John A. Wagn* 

Friday, October l.'igyi 

The Washington Elm 

From Russia with love 

b II 

Page Three 

A f ter spending three 
weeks in Russia with the 
Citizen Exchange Corps, 
Eileen Shelley concluded that 
the Conununist Party "is a 
joke among students." 
Membership is recognized as a 
way of getting ahead, but the 
ideology itself is shoved aside. 

The young Russians' 
political apathy can be 
conq>ared to the quiet of the 
1950's in the United States. 
Tension is slowly building, 
inadvertently nurtured by 
Soviet policy. 

Isolated Students Interested 

The government wants to 
keep its citizens isolated from 
the West, yet at the same 
time needs foreign trade to 
get foreign currency. Such 
trade stimulated curiosity 
about Europe and America, 
which can't be satisfied 
because of Soviet strictures. 

Since the only news 
concerning the non- 
■communist world received 
via official sources is political 
i n nature, the Russian 
students are especially 
interested in the non-political 
aspects of American culture. 

by Mary Ruth Yoe 

Eileen was often asked 
about American writers, 
particularly Vladimir 
Nabokov, currently 
unavailable in his native land. 
Students had heard of 
contemporary writers Tom 
Wolfe and Ken Kesey,and 
LOVE STORY'S infamy, if 
not the actual book, has 
penetrated the remnants of 
the Iron Curtain. 

Hemingway, Faulkner and 
Fitzgerald are the American 
authors most readily 
available, but not in Bngliish 
editions. Even students at the 
English Insitutes read Russian 
translations of the works. 

Russian literature of the 
day is regarded as 
hack-political work. So is 
contemporary art. 
Reminiscient of the U. S. 
Government contracted work 
of the 1930's, giant murals 
depicted the deeds of Lenin 
andthe workers are 

Posters are also 
ubiquitous. U. S. S. R. 
citizens ignore these gaudy 
graphics of Party slogans and 

round about 

Big Brother: 

Alive and well 

Everybody knows about 1984, the Orweltian nightmare 
in which everyone's actions are closely monitored by the 
State. Those of us who havf been at Washington for a year 
or more may feel as though Big Brother has made some 
inroads around here this year. 

First there was the hysteria surrounding the busts in 
Kent County during the summer and the labeling of 
Washington College as "the center of drug traffic on the 
Eastern Shore." Last week, there was a letter to the editor 
concerning the necessity of showing ID cards at alLmeals. 
Both of these incidents will probably blow over fairly soon, 
as soon as Mr, Cooper feels that Kent is a respectable 
county again and Elsie regains her photgraphic memory. 
One inconvenience that may stay longer Is the checking of 
books as one leaves the library. 

Undoubtedly, everyone feels a little 
incensed at being policed when leaving the hill 

library. Who steals books? The facts are that 
several books were removed from the library 
shelves last year. The new library already has dutlphy 
more shelf space than it can fill. 
Disappearance of books only compounds the 
problem. In addition, there is the inconvenience to students 
who need the volumes for their own work and to the 
librarian and assistants who must check the books through 
circulation only to find that they are indeed missing. 

Faced with this problem, it is no wonder that Mr. Bailey 
keeps the door to the classroom locked at night and had the 
handle taken off the exit door in the room. These measures 
resulted in one student assistant almost spending the iglit 
until he figured out a way to open it despite the missing 
handle. And, of course, the book watchers were added as 
another precaution. 

The student body can complain all it wants. The fact 
remains that books have disappeared and until it stops, the 
library will have to protect itself by monitoring the exit 
door. It may cause some hurt feelings, but without books, a 
library simply ceases to be. 

So Big Brother is alive and well and checking books in 
Miller Library. But if Big Brother has arrived, in this case at 
least, he came at the invitation of certain members of the 
student body. That's the way it is. 

ant i- American senti- 
ments-including a drawing of 
a bound laborer accomp£uiied 
by a printed exhortation to 
"Release the American 
Worker from his CapitaHstic 

Russian sympathy for the 
American worker doesn't 
keep them from buying his 
employer's wares in a thriving 
black market of U. S. records, 
clothes, books, and 
housewares. Blue jeans aren't 
made in Russia, and denimed 
tourists are stopped on the 
streets by young people 
hoping for n on-the-spot 

Student Life 

Although Eileen found the 
Soviet students completely 
open and friendly, foriegn 
students attending Russian 
institutions are resented 
because they are allowed to 
travel in he West during 
vacations. This privilege is 
denied all but a few 
"pohtically mature" Russian 

There is almost no drug 
problem at the university 
level. Students relax by 
drinking, distinguishing 
between beer and wine for 
social purposes and vodka for 
serious drinking. 

English and Western 
European music are heard 
over Radio Free Europe, and 
the result is "Beatles a la Tom 
Jones." Such non-classicial 
albums sell for roughly $40 
an LP. 

From grade school on 
emphasis is placed on 
accepting one's place in the 
government systenrL Free play 
and other forms of originality 
are discouraged. Portraits of 
Lenin surrounded by Uttle 
children are prominently 
placed in kindergartens. 

Despite this early 
inculcation of Communist 
sentiment, the Party spirit has 
not won over the majority of 
Soviet youth. Although 
apathy rules now, there is 
always the speculation: what 
happens if and when the 
quiet resigantion explodes? 


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which operates from 8 p.m. 
to 12 a.m. seven days a week, 
is being financed by the 
parishes in the ministerial 

Mr, Bruening emphasized 
that anyone wishing to 
volunteer to man the phones 
should contact him at 
778-2623. "We're always 
looking for volunteers," he 

Photo by Ed Anson 


Warwick students 
find school friendly 




Fboae 77S-S181 

Hearing the statement 
"the food is better here," you 
would naturally assume the 
person w:;.. not speaking of 
Washington College. 
However, Gillian Bowers, one 
of the two nineteen-year old 
English students participating 
in the Warwick Exchange 
Program, related this opinion 
as a difference between her 
English University ^nd 
Washington College. 

Gillian (pronounced 
Jillian), who will be studying 
history here first semester, 
feels that the "atmosphere is 
friendlier" on our campus; 
but that this is probably a 
result of the difference is size 
of the two institutions. 
{Warwick has 2,000 students) 

Wants to See America 

Gillian chose to participate 
in the exchange program 
because it offered her a 
"good opportunity to find 
out what it is like to live in 
America." During her stay in 
the United States so far, she 
has visited both New York 
City and Chicago, but would 
like to see quite a lot of 
America," at another time. 

A member of the 
Inter- Varsity Fellowship, 
Gillian also enjoys music and 
hiking. When asked 
aboutsports, she answered 
enthusiastically to swimming 
but included "thats about 
all!" Later she hopes to teach 
history at the secondary 
school level. 

Since Gillian has only been 
residing at Washington 
College for a few weeks, it is 
really too short a time to 
come to definite impressions, 
good or bad. However, the 
architecture of the campus 
brick colonial buildings has 
attracted Gillian's attention 

considerably. She finds it a 
delightful contrast to 
Warwick's "ugly, modern" 

Her only complaint: "the 
sun sets sooner here." 

Peter Lloyd, who lives in 
Liverpool, England, is a 
student at the Unreersity of 
Warwick, currently on 
exchange to Washington 

Peter Lloyd had his 
reasons for choosing 
Washington College over such 
places as Swarthmore, Tulane 
and Chicago. His cousin lives 
in D. C. and he still hopes to 
get an opportunity to visit 
her during his stay. The other 
reason was an article by 
Barbara Maxwell, a Warwick 
student on exchange here last 
year, who described 
Washington as a friendly 
campus. The combination 
was simp ly too much to 

Thus far Peter has found 
Barbara's description very 
accurate, so accurate that he 
has been greeted by people 
whom he doesn't even know. 
Besides waving to strangers, 
he had been working out with 
the College soccer team and 
learning the rudiments of 
American football. 

Lloyd finds that 
Chester town compares 
favorably with Warwick, ? 
crossroads village of 2000 
located in the midlands of 
England. There really isn't 
that much to do in either 
place, especially compared to 
Singapore, where Pete spent 
some time last summer. After 
Singapore, all he needs to 
stay happy in Chestertown is 
a bird and a drink. 

Centre Furniture 
203 High St. 
Chestertown, Md. 


Page Four 

The Washington Elm 

Friday. October 1, 1971 

Booters trounce Upsala 

Jim Wentzel's two goals 
led Washington College to its 
first victory of the season 
with a 7-1 ttiumph over 
Upsala on Wednesday. Other 
scorers for tKe shoremen were 
Mark Sinkinson, Bob Bailey, 
Putnam McLean, Bill 
Williams, and Steve 

Washington College and 
Wciicrn Maryland College will 
meet for the 23rd lime in soccer 
this Saturdiiy at 2 p.m. on Kibler 
Field. The Shoremen hold a 
15-4-3 edge in a scries thai began 
in 1947. Western Maryland won 
last year at Westminster, 4-1, to 
break a six-game Washington win 

Bench Splinters 

Last Thursday night when the latest edition of the Elm 
came out, a friend stopped by with two little bits of 
information for me. First, he had heard that several guys in 
Somerset (and I presume elsewhere) were upset that as a 
KA and Sports Editor I had had the audacity to run 
pictures of two KA's on the half page 1 used. At first I was 
a little upset and wondered if any of this disgruntled 
faction would also make the connection between Ed Anson 
the photographed quarterback and Ed Anson the 
photographic editor. But what stuck in my mind the most 
was that here at Washington Collegealotof guysaredeadly 
serious about intramural football and everything that goes 
with it. 

The second little tidbit I received that night concerned 
Jim Hogg, at that moment receiving six stitches above his 
right eye after being acridently kneed in the head during a 
game that afternoon. 

The last time 1 played football at WC 1 broke my nose., 
Nobody's fault, just a freakish collision. But from the 
moment 1 stumbled into the emergency ward with my nose 
on sideways to the moment Dr. Dick pronounced me "ugly 
as ever" 1 got a consistent indoctrination as to the 
Chestertown medical profession's view toward intramural 
football. Every nurse, technician, aide, and doctor that 1 
saw was simply disgusted to the point that they just shook 
their heads and said "not another one." 

That was two years ago. Since then there have been 
several dislocated shoulders, countless lesser injuries such as 
sprained ankles and jammed fingers and one enthusiastic 
player even ran into a tree full steam once. Last Friday I 
was in the doctor's office about 5 minutes and heard the 
nurse, refer two different cases of football mishaps to the 
x-ray department of the hospital. 

Mr. Finnegan is the administrator. He isn't and shouldn't 
be responsible for the safety of the game because it is a 
student activity which is completely run by the students. 
For this reason 1 think it's the students who should act on 
or at least consider the following recommendations. 

Everyone who has played football prior to this year 
knows that the officials stunk. Two underpaid, 
inexperienced guys running around trying to keep track of 
12 temporary maniacs is an impossible task. They will never 
to able to do the job they have to in order to prevent 
injunes So why not pay professional officials? I realize that 
two men for every ^me played would probably have a 
prohibitive cost, but it is possible to professionally officiate 
the play-offs and championship games. 

If all the guys playing ball got together and formed an 
"Intramural Football Club" they might be able to get 
money from the SGA for the task. If not, just a buck from 
all the players on the rosters would go a long way towards 
football sanity. 

These men will not stop injuries, but they are a start. 
Also needed is a firm statement for the Athletic department 
concerning not only equipment, but as to the officials 
responabilities when animal warfare begins. Mr. Finnegan 
has made efforts in this direction. Just last Tuesday he 
threw an offender out of the game. Yet he can't always be 
there, and he certainly can't oversee two games at the same 

In the opening paragraph of this column 1 used the 
phrase "deadly serious" in order to emphasize the word 
senous. Two guys in black shirts might not stop 

injuries, and all the rules in the world will not solve all the 
problems, but they can't hurt. If WC guys really take 
football as seriously as it appears to me, then I think they 
will welcome professional officials; not only to add prestige 
to theu- game, but also to bring back a little sanity to the 
antics on Somerset field. 

Ron Athey, now a senior at 
Western Marybnd, will be in the 
starting lineup for the Terrors. 
The bst time the former 
Chestertown High 
socccr-baskctha ll-lacrosse 
standout was here he scored two 
goals in Western Marybnd's 3-2 
loss. Ron has been moved to 
center halfback in the Terror 
attack. It is Western Maryland's 

It will be the third game for 
the Atheymcn. They bowed 
5-to-l Saturday in Baltimore to 
Mason-Dixon powerhouse Loyola 
College. Freshman Bill Williams 
tallied Washington's only goal in 
the fourth po'iod on a feed from 
senior Mark Sinkinson. 

Loyob scored in every period 
but the fourth and that was the 
stanza in which the Shoremen 
registered their only tally. 

Dennis Wit got three of the 
Loyob Goals, one in thyfirst and 
two in the third when the 
Greyhounds put the game away. 
Butch Whitman had the lone 
Loyob score in the second and 
Loftus registered on a penalty 
kick in the third, 

C^ns, in the goal for 
Washington, had 16 saves. It was 
the first of the season for the 
Shoremen and the second win in 
two for Loyob. 

Phoio by Geojf Andcrion 

Cross country 
triumphs twice 

Paul Schlitz 

Led by Freshman Paul 
SchUtz and Junior Rick 
Horstman, the cross-country 
team started the season well 
by defeating Salisbury State 
and Upsala. 

Paul, a 4:22 raiier from 
Hereford High ran an 
exceUent 28:31 for his first 
official fh^e mile run. Coach 
Chatellier was very pleased 

with Paul's time as well as 
those of the whole team. 
Many of the other team 
members have not run 
cross-country before. 

With Bob Maskrey, Bob 
Greenberg and others coming 
on strong as the season 
progresses, the cross-country 
team should surprise a lot of 
people. This Saturday the 
Shoremen host Western 
Maryla nd and Lebanon 








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Students on Blatt 

^Administration disregarded us^ 

Charging that "the 
administration disregarded 
us," student backers of Dr. 
Martin Blatt, the dismissed 
Health Service psychologist, 
met Wednesday night to 
establish a committee and 
determine what stance they 
should take. 

Angelo, who organized the 
meeting attended by Dr. Blatt, 
assert-ed "that there isn't any 
reason to kid ourselves about 
this because we know what we 
need. We should have him 
back just because of the 
number of people who want 

Although the circumstances 
of his dismissal remain 
clouded, Dr. Blatt explained 

that he and the administration 
were at odds regarding three 
new policies for the 
psychological counseling 

The psychologist, who still 
practices part-time in town, 
emphasized his opposition to 
limiting the number of student 
visits and the maintainence of 
counseling files and records in 
the Health Services Office. 

Dr. Blatt admitted however, 
that he understood the 
college's reasoning for the 
third policy. He explained that 
the college could get into 
trouble if the school didn't 
inform parents that the 
students were receiving 
psychological counseling. "It's 

a way for protecting 
themselves," he said. 

Although the turnout of 25 
students was considered small 
by the coordinators, those in 
attendance expressed support 
for the psychologist and 
concern over the 
administration's action. 

"All that I'm trying to say," 
stated Angdlo, "is that we are 
being underestimated. The 
college knew we were in 
support of Dr. Blatt last 
December. It would seem that 
their ignorance about us . . . is 
a thing we need to 
demonstrate. We are not going 
to take a band-aid treatment 
and go home." 

Junior Peter Chekeraain 

commented that "the sooner 
we show that 'Joe Blow' wants 
Dr. Blatt back, the better." 

In responding to student 
questions, Blatt emphasized 
that the three conditions laid 
down by the administration 
constituted "a breach of ethics 
both mine and 
psychology's." He didn't lodge 
a formal protest with the 
American Psychological 
Association, however, because 
"my main concern is to see 
the counseling service provide 
the kind of service that 
students deserve." 

Dr. Blatt questioned the 
possibUity of his return 
explaining "that all of the 
things I objected to are 
essentially operating." 

"S"" E CO legist to 
speak here 

The first lecture in the William James 
Forum series featuring noted 
environmentalist Russell E. Train, will be 
held tonight, October 7 at 8 p.m. inHynson 

Regarded as a leading defender of the 
environment, Mr. Train, who serves as 
Chairman of the President's Committee on 
Environmental Quality, will address the 
Forum's open meeting and answer questions 
in a discussion period afterwards. 

A veteran of extensive safaris in East 
Africa, Mr. Train founded the African 
Wildlife Leadership foundation in 1959. In 
1965 he resigned a federal judgeship to 
become president of the Conservation 
Foundation, an organization stressing citizen 
participation in ecological and 
environmental planning. He was also 
appointed to the National Water 
Commission by President Johnson. 

Senate challenges gym requirements 

After receiving strong 
indication of student 
sentiment against mandatory 
physical education 
requirements, the student 
senate voted Monday night to 
request administrative and 
faculty approval of a new 
plan making gym an elective, 
credit course. 

The specific proposal, 
which will flrst be introduced 
to the Academic Council and 
then to the faculty, involves 
instituting physical education 
courses into the regular 
academic program carrying a 
one half credit per semester 

The SGA's action was 
initiated after a poll take 
Monday revealed that 66% of 
the student body favored 
abolishment of gym 
requirements and fully 55% 
would support a student 
boycott of physical education 

Betsy Murray, coordinator 
of the student poll, also 
revealed that 68% of those 
responding opted for making 
gym an elective, credit course 
while only 40% wanted 
physical education reduced to 
a one year requirement. 

Action on the senate 
proposal by the 22 member 

Academic Council is not 
expected until their next 
meeting, scheduled for later 
this month. 

In other Monday night 
Senate action, Business 
Manager Gene Hessey 
informed the SGA that new 
guidelines from the 
Department of Health, 
Education, and Welfare 
regarding funding may be 
i n t e rpreted as an 
infringement on students' 

From now on, Mr. Hessey 
explained, any college 
requesting federal funding for 
financial aid students must 

submit a complete 
application listing the 
estimated income of all 
students enrolled in the 
college, not only those 
applying for financial aid. 

Objections within the 
Senate were raised to the new 
government intrusion. 

"But in absence of 
submitting the application," 
Hessey explained, "we could 
be in a position of losing 
federal funds" which now 
account for 67% of 
Washington's institutional 
matching funds for financial 
aid students. 

Mr. Hessey added that at a 

'Pegasus' may get financial reprieve 

Washington's yearbook PEGASUS may find itself in 
better financial condition next semester if the Board of 
Visitors and Governors accepts an SGA approved increase 
in the student activities fee and if President Nixon and his 
economic advisors play along. 

The Senate requested a five dollar increiasc in the second 
semester fee after learning that the yearbook was 
experiencing severe financial difficulties. 

The possibility of acfion at the Board of Visitors and 
Govemois meeting, which is scheduled for November 20, 
may however be influenced by President Nixon's wage and 
price freeze. Mr. Gene Hessey, college Business Manager, 
explained that "whether or not it (an increase in activities 
fee) can be implemented will depend on the new 

guidelines." Mr. Hessey expects any further economic 
action by the President to be clarified before the Board's 
meeting. There is a "possibility" he added, that the increase 
could not be implemented. 

PEGASUS' economic situation is the result of a number 
of problems, including a steadily compounding debt. 

This, in addition to the fact that Pegasus receives only 
nine dollars in student fees for books which sometimes cost 
fifteen dollars, has forced the staff, accoiding to editor 
Carole Denton, to cut down on the size of the annual. 

Printing costs are rising, added Carole, "but we're not 
getting a proportionate rise. "As a result this year's edition, 
which was originally to be composed of five separate 
volumes, has now been reduced to three. 

federal meeting held last 
week "every institution raised 
objections.. .but we have 
discussed it to no avail. They 
are absolutely adamant 
about this." 

Allocate funds 

The intent of the program, 
federal officials asserted is to 
equally allocate available 
federal dollars to the students 
who need the money most. 

Hessey added that "federal 
dollars are being given to 
institutions serving the largest 
number of disadvantaged 
students." He believes as a 
result Washington could 
possibly compare unfavorably 
with other institutions. 

O^icials undecided 

College otticiaLs nave not 
yet determined how they will 
develop their report which is 
due November 1. According 
to federal standards, incomes 
will be classified in 
graduations of $3000 dollars 
up to $12,000. 

Mr. Hessey is considering 
the use of either reports from 
the College Scholarship 
Service or developmg a 
random anonymous survey 

Page Two 

The Washington Elm 

Friday, October 8. 1971 


QualityTy not quantity 

In the recent Board of Visitor's and Governor's 
meeting one of the main topics of discussion was 
the overcrowded conditions in the classroom. 

One member of student panel present at the 
meeting stated that one of his classes, supposedly a 
seminar course, had over thirty students in it while 
another student stated that one of his classes only 
had three people in it From this observation, the 
Board went away from the meeting unconvinced 
that Washington College classrooms are 

Overcrowding in the classroom has become a 
problem at Washington College. However, to fully 
understand the problem, one must look at where 
the overcrowding occurs. 

The main area in which overcrowding occurs is 
in the lower level courses. Freshmen, trying to 
fulfill distribution requirements, may find as many 
as thirty students in their language class or even 
worse over one hundred students in a math class. 
When asked why are you taking these courses, the 
freshmen will undoubtedly answer - "because I 
have to." 

The distribution requirement is being phased out 
at many quality colleges across the nation. If 
Washington College is to continue to give Its 
students a quality education, I feel that the 
administration should consider changes in the 
distribution requirement since it appears that this 
requirement is causing much of the overcrowding 
conditions in the classroom. 

Quality, not quantity. Dr. Merdinger. 

Our side's losing 

It is a sad but acknowledged fact that the 
administration's recent handling of the Health 
Services controversy is indicative of their naivete 
ability to gauge student attitudes on controversial 
issues. But it is an even sadder commentary that 
certain administrators apparently don't care what 
students think or want 

Early last December when the question first 
arose, student support for Dr. Blatt and the 
policies he advocated, were evident to the 

But instead of giving the issue a healthy airing, a 
course of silence was pursued. 

And now that the facts of the case have risen 
somewhat spectacularly to the surface, students are 
beginning to wonder just where they stand with 
the administration. And from this perspective, the 
standings aren't exactly in our favor. 


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Ambition marks Miscellany 

by Robert Neill 

I very much doubt that surrealism is the 
mimitic mode our young poets require. A 
great many of the notable poems here reveal 
minds in heady competition with the world; 
I get the feeling that the surrealism is 
blocking or substituting for a genuine 
engagement which the poets resist. We 
require even our satirists to know the world 
they imaginatively withdraw from to attack. 
And these poems, many of them, do not 
seem to know the world. I present this as a 
general criticism of those ambitious poems 
in this issue which I am not taking the space 
to con^der individually. 

Boldly fanciful 

The first poem that really calls for 
attention is Reed Hessler's "Christmas 
Fantasy," and frankly it's a ball. The 
alliteration in general succeeds wonderfully 
because it is an integral part of the poem's 
bold fancifulness. Actually, the poem's 
drunken spirit absorbs all kinds of minor 
mishaps and takes them along for the ride. 
To dni poor Hessler to the stand on behalf 
of my sermon above, the surrealism in this 
poem presents itself as a product of the 
poet's live engagement with the world--the 
poem demands it. This poem is full of 
knowledge and largely redeems its fellows. 
The ENDING, to my ear goes badly wrong. 
Some kind of turn may be called for at that 
stage, but this one is a traitor to the poem. 

I like the voice that comes through Danny 
WilUam's poems, though they make me want 
to tinker with them. "Alice poems" 
invariably call up Tate's ("Lost Days of 
Alice"), and Williams' and Tate's make an 
interesting pair thematically. Williams wants 
Alice to deliver him from the solipcism that 
Tate finds her responsible for or emblamatic 
of. By way of tinkering, I'd like to drop 
Williams' fifth line. The sixth does the job 
admirably on its own and really carries the 
whole poem. "Stud" doesn't really want any 
criticism, but I KNOW there's a way to imply 
the missing "Camels" more surely than by 
the sneer in "bare filter." The tinkerer wants 
to replace "cigarettes" with "Marlboros" 
and drop line four. So the tinkerer will keep 
his hands to himself and get on to Beaudoin 
and Burkholder. 

Imposing surrealism 

I really want to like "Border" as it cowers 
humbly and lifelike among all the imposing 
surrealism, but it's a poem that doggedly 
refuses to develop, and finally even em 
over-willing reader like me grows restless 
waiting. I don't read poems about 
resurrections (or letters to Nazarines), and 
"Heart Failure" can't compete with its 
head-note. There is a by now legendary 

dialect poem of Beaudoin's circulating about 
which I have yet to see (and which is, I have 
been corrected by the poet, not influenced 
by Frank Stanford). I'm going to begin 
tracking it down soon because I don't really 
think these three do him much credit. 

Ambitious poetry 

Burkholder is a very ambitious poet who 
is obviously working very hard at the craft, 
sometimes expectably too hard. "Elegy for 
Friday" wanted desperately to write itself, 
but Burkholder wouldn't let it, and so for 
me it comes on much too hard. "Fear in 
Half-Light" inspired by opening sermon, 
"The Moon at Minsky's" grows better all the 
time, and by tomorrow I'll be raving 
foolishly about it. It is a very pure poem--of 
which poet Macleish would be proud--but it 
really does "get" a place, both in Newark 
and beyond, and while it is not an especially 
large place, the poem is surely done and I'm 
grateful for it. 

Day's embarrassed artist poem, "Fairlee 
Creek." has some nice "moves" in it. It is a 
poem which develops in precisely the way 
that Beaudoin's "Border" does not. 1 like 
' ' ex ploring" redefined through the 
experienced narrated in the poem as- 
"idling." and the space ("engine idling") is . 
more eloquent than spaces generally are. The 
poet must get from the BEGINNING of 
self-consciousness about being an intruaer 
through his perception of himself in the 
fishermen's eyes-all in those three or four 
ems of space. I also like the "Winslow 
Homer Boats" setting up the climax. I don't 
like the .self- critical "quaint techniques" 
coming so soon. Actually, I don't like it at 
all. This is a poem that thrives on spareness. 
"Cold April" and the blue/green of Homer's 
paintings control it, and "quaint techniques" 
is too explicit.. .is insufficiently spare. 

Good photography 

file last exhibit that needs a word is 
Enstrom's center-fold photograph. The 
foreground of this picture is so unbelievely 
good that the spectators clutzing up the 
background and draining off some of the 
impact almost don't matter. Walker Evans 
would have found a way to make them 
disappear, but I expect even he would have 
printed this one as is with pride. Without the 
background the incisive effort of those two 
faces and car on us might have been too 
much to stand! (Engstrom shot six rolls of 
film that day and says he's still got the 
contacts-Track him dowm, Beaudoin.) 

I've yet to pve the two prose pieces in the 
magazine a fair reading and will do so soon. 
Should anything call for added comment, I'll 
add more later. 

■■^1 Friday, 0<!tober 8, 1971 

The Washington Elm 

Page Three 

round about 

Believe what you want, 
just don't bet on it 

If anyone ever decides to expand the Ten 
Commandments, I propose that the Eleventh 
Commandment should be "Thou shalt not wager on 
anything." and the interpretation of this commandment 
would also include a ban on predicting the outcome of any 
event. If all this seems a little drastic, two incidents of the 
past week will substantiate my proposal. 

The first incident involved the final score of an 
intramural football game. Somebody asked me to predict 
the score and, as dumb as I could be, I made one. As a 
consequence, I caught considerable static from members of 
the team I predicted to lose; then, even though "my team" 
won, the point spread was considerably smaller than I had 
hoped. I don't think Jimmy Snyder caught as much grief 
about the Colts-Jets Super Bowl than I did over one stupid 
touch football game. 

The other incident involved the American League 
Championship series. Now everyone knows that the Orioles 
are one of the finest teams in baseball. And if you don't 
know it already, any Baltimore fan will tell you about it 
again and again and again... But some people would have 
liked to see Oakland win the pennant, whether out of 
perversity or sheer 
hatred for Baltimore 
fans. But wagering nine 
dollars per game on the 
series and then 
watching the Orioles 
sweep is enough to 
break any college 

student's bankroll and send him screaming into the night. I 
know one guy who made that bet, and now he has to take 
the National League pennant winner versus the Orioles the 
same way. Undoubtedly a fate worse than death. 

It is to prevent the recurrence of these incidents that I 
propose the Eleventh Commandment. But Baltimore fans 
should not think that I'm trying to ruin their chance to 
make a killing; I'm really trying to protect them, too. 
Anybody remember the 1969 World Series? 

That's the way I see it. 



Porcelain dolls, candy mark 
auction nights in Crumpton 

photo by Ed An son 

Director Tim Maloney offers some stage 
advice to Justin White as the two prepare for 
the upcoming drama, "The Sign in Sid- 
ney Brustein's Window." 

Wednesday night is 
Crumpton night. Practically 
everyone knows that, but an 
amazing number of people 
have no idea what the 
"Crumpton phenomena" is. 
You probably know that 
Crumpton is where those 
weird guys down the hall got 
all that second-hand furniture 
for practically nothing. But if 
you've never experienced 
Crumpton you may not know 
that there is more than the 
furniture auction, which is, of 
course, the main attraction. 
In the same building you can 
buy a flock of hens, any 
locally grown fruit or 
vegetable In season, various 
unidentifiable tools, every 
kind of candy ever made, and 
any kind of jewelry your 
heart desires-from Knights of 
Columbus pins to engagement 

While weather permits, the 
excitement even extends 
outside. We saw booths 
selling fruits and vegetables, a 
fantastic display of knives, 
amazingly ugly displays of 
even uglier glassware, an 
"interesting" collection of 
old clothes (second hand 
furs-$5 and $10!) and a 
conglomeration of what may 
loosely be termed jewelry 
overseen by an itinerant 
photographer whose 
vocabulary consisted of 
"That's really together." We 
also ran into a lady selling 
guinea pigs who warned us 
that if picked up by the tail 
their eyes would fall out. 

The most interesting part j 
of Crumpton is the people 
that can be seen there, 
ranging from typical farmer 
to pseudo-freak. Until you've 
been to Crumpton you don't 

in progress 

The Washington College 
Department of Drama's first 
production of the season. The 
Sign in Sidney Brustein's 
Window, by Lorrainne 
Hansberry, will be presented 
on the 28, 29, and 30 of 
October at 8:30 p.m. in 
Tawes Theatre. 

The cast now in rehearsal 
features Justin White as 
Sidney Brustein,, Mark 
Lobell as Alton Scales, Sarah 
Packard as Iris Parodus 
Brustein, Joel Elins as Wally 
O'Hara, Ca Hutton as Max, 
Pam Locker as Mavis Parodus 
Bryson, Thom Snode as 
David Ragin, Laura Pritchett 
as Gloria Parodus, and David 
Ripley as the Detective. Mr. 
Timothy B. Maloney is 
directing; William Segal has 
designed the scenery. 

Anybody wishing to help 
in construction or any other 
phase of the production 
please get in touch with Mr. 
Segal, or technical director 
Paul Eldridge, during 
workshop hours, which are 
Monday and Wednesday 
1:30-5:30 and Tuesday and 
Thursday 2:30-5:30. 

by Pat Counsellor 

realize how many people 
inhabit the Eastern Shore. 
Even if you're not there to 
furnish your room, you can 
have a fairly entertaining 
evening wandering around 
watching the people watching 

Just as interesting as the 
Crumpton audience are the 
three auctioneers. Of course 
the furniture auctioneer is the 
best by far. because the 
furniture auction is the big 
crowd-drawing attraction. He 
lives up to all expectations, a 
^ib country con artist-who 
else could have gotten $27 
for a pair of porcelain baby 

Of course he wasn't always 
so successful; for instance, a 
buffet (the standby of every 

dining room during the '50's) 
was sold for the meager sum 
of $1. But like the man said, 
you can't win them ail. The 
other two auctioneers were 
satisfactory, but how 
inspiring can pumpkins and 
rusty lanterns be? 

If, after this fascinating 
description, you are inspired 
to take your life in your 
hands and set out for 
Crumpton, try following 
Route 291 until you come to 
a sign on your right pointing 
the way to the teeming 
metropolis (and on 
Wednesday night it is 
teeming!) You'll know you've 
reached the auction when 
you come upon the biggest 
collection of cars this side of 

phoio by Ed Anson 

Wednesday night is Crumpton Auction 
night as this throng of bargain-seekers will 
attest to. 


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Ihnat at 
crew helm 

At this moment the crew 
has twenty enthusiastic 
oarsmen, a brand new and 
equally enthusiastic coach, 
anxious aspirations about a 
new boat house and wild 
dreams about a new 'eight' to 
row in this spring. The only 
trouble is that there's very 
little competition available 
for the fall. Salisbury State, 
which is the crew's perennial 
fall competition apparently 
has folded following the 
coach's departure. Although 
Salisbury is trying to 
continue on a club basis, it's 
doubtful that they will put a 
full eight together this fall. 
Races scheduled 

As of this date two races 
have been scheduled. George 
Washington University will 
travel to the Chester River for 
a Homecoming weekend race 
at 12:00. The GW crew is 
very familiar to Washington 
College as they also rowed in 
three of the five races which 
the Sbo'men had last fall. 

The other scheduled race is 
a tentative scrimmage with 
the Navy Plebes on the 
Severn. This race will most 
likely take place in late 

This season the crew has a 
new coach. John Ihnat who is 
taking over the reins from 
Bob Neill. Mr. Ihnat is a 
graduate of Towson State and 
is currently teaching seventh 
grade at the Chestertown 
Middle School. 

Stohl promising 

Thus far transfer Eric Stohl 
and freshman Jim Thomas are 
the most promising new 
prospects. They round out an 
extremely strong port side. 
Starboard side, however' is 
much more open with three 
veterans and five hopefuls 
currently con^eting for the 
four seats in the first boat. 

The Washington Elm 



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Freshmen Bill Williams takes a shot 
In the Shoremen's 4-3 overtime 
victory over Western Maryland. 
Wednesday the Shoremen traveled to 

pltolo by Geoff Anderson 
PMC handing the Pioneers their fourth 
loss of the season, 6-1. Williams 
accounted for three of the Washington 

Overtime goal by Sinkinson 
heats Western Maryland 

Adding an impressive 
victory over PMC Colleges 
and an overtime decision over 
Western Maryland to its win 
against Upsala, Washington 
College climbed into first 
place in the Middle Atlantic 
Conference soccer standings 
this week wilh a 3-0 record. 
Mark Sinkinson headed BUI 
Williams corner kick into the 
net during the first overtime 
period to give the Sho'men 
their second victory of the 

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but a general let down 
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Against PMC, Washington 
overcame some first quarter 
disorganization to trample 
the Pioneers 6-1. Williams 
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three of the Atheymen's 
tallies. Athey blamed lack of 
scouting reports for the slow 

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start against the Pioneers. 
After leading 1-0 at the 
quarter, the Sho'men 
exploited their quickness at 
right wing to build up the 
final score. Coach Athey 
honestly believes that the 
Shore eleven could win the 
rest of the games on its 
schedule provided the squad 
continues to play up to its 

Now 3-1 overall, 
Washington plays away this 
Saturday, against Gallaudet 

Friday, October 8, 1971 

Thin clad s 
drop two 

Last Monday's cross 
country meet was one of 
those statistical freaks which 
seem to frequent sports 
events. Every possible 
combination of the 3 teams 
resulted in the same score, 
30-25. The unfortunate part 
is that Washington College 
was on the tail end as they 
lost to both Lebanon Valley 
and Western Maryland by the 
above score. 

Schlitz wins 

However, there were 
several bright spots in the 
overall picture. Paul Schlitz 
won the race in 28:01. Junior 
Rick Hortzman finished fifth 
in a bunched race with a 
29:48. Bob Maskrey, 30:46, 
Bob Greenberg. 32:12, and 
Bob Atkinson, 32:38 were the 
other scoreis for Washington, 
Tom Sargent, hampered by 
an injured leg, ended up with 
a 35:45 time. 

Coach pleased 

Coach Chatellier was 
pleased with the fact that 
everybody on the squad 
lowered their times 
significantly, except the 
injured Sargent. Maskrey and 
Atkinson both lowered their 
times by over two minutes. 

During the race, Gilman of 
Lebanon Valley set a 
blistering pace, running the 
first half mile in 32:04, and 
the first mile in 4:36. 
However, he faltered at two 
miles, was passed, and 
eventually finished third. 

Shoremen away 

In coming action the 
Shoremen have three straight 
races on foreign courses, all 
against tough opponents in 
Galluadet, Mt. St. Mary's and 
Dickinson. The next home 
race will be against Towson 
on the 20th o^ October. 

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Rasin sentences Barrow, Sasso 

Senior Timmy Barrow along with former 
Washington student IVIichael Sasso were handed 
sentences from Circuit Court Judge George Rasin 
last weel< ranging from three to three and one half 
years for the distribution of marijuana 

Charging that their acts contributed to national 
drug crisis, Judge Rasin sentenced 21 year-old 
Barrow to three years in prison and 25 year-old 
Michael Sasso of Baltimore to three and a half 

Two local youths, John Bailey and Thomas 
Iseman were also handed sentences of three and 
one half and two and one half years respectively. 
Sasso, who still must face three additional drug 
charges, motioned for a new trial but was turned 
down by Rasin. 

The conviction of the defendants resulted from 
undercover work done this summer by Maryland 
State Police Trooper Ed Sweetman. 

According to a report in this week's Kent 
County News, Judge Rasin explained to the 
students that "knowing full well the eventual 
penalties, you took the risks and gambled your 
futures. You have lost, and must not use rhetoric 
to blame others for your present situation - you 
have done this to yourselves." 

Rasin, the report continued, also noted a 
conversation with former college president Daniel 
2. Gibson who regarded "conformity with the laws 
of civilization . . . a part of one's education." 


Heart attack hits Kibler 

Mr. J. Thomas Kibler, a familiar Eace In | 
Shoreman athletics for the past sixty years, \ 
was stricken by a heart attack last week and ; 
remains unconscious in critical condition in \ 
a Baltimore hospital. 

The 85 year-old former Athletic Directoc 
suffered the massive coronary while 
returning on a shuttle bus from the first 
game of the World Series in Baltimore last 

Coach Kibler, as he is known to 
Washington athletes, was accompanying 
friends from the Chestertown Bank of 
Maryland, where he is Chairman of the 
Board of Directors. Mr. Kibler was taken to 
Union Memorial Hospital after the attack, 
one of several he has had recently. 

Coach Kibler served as Washington's 
Athletic Director from 1912 until 1947 and 
returning in 1952 directed two Sho'men 
baseball teams to the Mason-Dixon \ 
Conference championship. Since that time : 
he has also served in an administrative : 
capacity as an assistant to the President. 

Although more widely known to a ■ 
previous generation of Washington students, ■ 
Mr. Kibler still takes an interest in the : 
school's baseball squad. While following one ■ 
of the squad's games two years ago at New • 
York's Wagner College, he also suffered a i 
heart failure. ■ 

Coach Kibler was instrumental in | 
founding the Mason-Dixon Conference and : 
twice served as its president. Recently he : 
was elected membership to the Maryland i 
Athletic Hall of Fame . : 

Seager on photo course: i 

' Prospects are good ' | 

Explaining that the 
"prospects are good," Dean 
llobert Seager commented 
this week that a voluntary, 
no n -credit photography 
course may start this 

The program, which is 
expected to be sponsored by 
the SGA, will be conducted 
once a week on Thursday 
nights by Mr. Thomas 
Loizeauxy a Towson State 
College senior majorine in 

photography and film making :•; 
who will graduate this iv 
December. •:■: 

The course of study will •;■ 
include photography, :;: 
development, printing, and 'I: 
film making. jf 

"My own hope," asserted :■: 
Dean Seager,"is that this ;$ 
program will demonstrate g 
enough student interest to ^ 
consider a regular course in % 
photography. We are not sure •:• 
we have enoueh interest :;: 

Frosh enters Delaware ROTCl 

Due to the abolishment of 
draft deferments for this 
years' freshmen class, at least 
one Washington student is 
pursuingan ROTC program at 
the University of Delaware. 

According to Dean Robert 
Seager Freshman Bill Tanner 
is taking the program because 
of a tow draft number. 
Tanner pays tuition and is 
considered a transfer student 
for one course at Delaware. 

Dean Seager has written to 
Lt. Col. Harold Fearing, head 
of the Delaware ROTC 

program, inquiring whether 3 
other students from ^ 
Washington who have S 
expressed an interest, can also § 
enroll. "We want to make it ^ 
possible for those who want ^ 
it," added Seager. S 

No credit will be given but g 
the course will be recorded g 
on the Washington transcript. S 

Dean Seager emphasized » 
that the College has no ^ 
intention of instituting ROTC g 
here. "We have no plans, and ^ 
we don't want it." * 


SGA criticizes use of museum pieces 

Washington's Student 
Government Association this week 
scored college officials for failing to 
better utilize the museum pieces 
that were formeriy displayed in the 
Bunting Library Museum. 

Charging that the collection "is 
kicking around the library gathering 
dust," Senator John Spear urged 
the SGA to request from Museum 
Committee members their approval 
of a display of the collection in 
another museum. 

"The Smithsonian Institute," 
John asserted, "would be very glad 
to take it (the museum pieces) off 
our hands, even if only for a loan." 

The museum's holdings, which 
last year were described by a 
visiting Smithsonian official as very 
valuable, are currently in storage. 

Included in the museum articles 
is an extensve collection of old 
guns valued at $80,000. This 
display includes a number of old 
volcanic pistols and one Orearm 
dating back to the French and 
Indian Wars. 

The school's collection also 
includes the complete war bonnet, 
dressed with human scalps, of 
Indian Chief Crazy Hoise. 

A set of physician scales owned 
by George Washington's doctor that 

were reputed to have used at 
Washington's deathbed, were last 
year removed to the Business Office 
Valut after the Smithsonian 
representative informed the college 
of their possible value. 

"Instead of leaving these things 
unused," commented Spear, 
"something should be done with 
them until we are able to properly 
display them ourselves." 

In other SGA action, the Senate 
passed another Spear proposal 
ensuring students of the availability 
of faculty recommendations for 
graduate school and employment 
:Aib66t&\M.' ila Sp6ar, getting 

recommendations from faculty 
members after graduation was not 
always possible because the 
professor was either on sabbatical 
leave or had left the college, was 
too busy or just did not remember 
the student. 

Spear suggested that Washington 
adopt a system whereby at a 
student's request, the professor in 
the student's major department 
would Gle a recommendation with 
the Registrar's Office prior to 
graduation. Other faculty membeis, 
outside the student's major coui», 
could also submit recommendations 
with the Reiflstrar. 

Page Two 

The Washington Elm 

Friday, Octolsef 15, 1971 

Costs for early 
abortions decline 

A survey of out-patient abortion facilities 
indicates that the costs of obtaining a legal 
abortion for the early termination of pregnancy 
have declined sharply since New York State's 
liberalized laws went into effect in July, 1970. 

The survey, conducted by the Council on 
Abortion Research and Education, revealed that 
current costs, exclusive of transportation, range 
from $125 to $200 for legal abortions up to twelve 
weeks of pregnancy. When the law came into being 
and for some time thereafter, costs ranged from 
$300 to $600 and in many cases were substantially 

According to Richard Roman, executive 
director of the non-profit Council, several 
interrelated factors have contributed to the sharp 
decline incosts the competitive economics fostered 
by the growth in the number of out-patient 
abortion facilities; the elimination of profit-making 
abortion referral agencies whose services added 
significantly to the actual costs of the medical 
services; and, the increased volume of legal 
abortions which has enabled out-patient facilities 
to operate at a lower cost per patient in regard to 
fixed operating expenses. 

The sun/ey was based on information from 
some twenty out-patient facilities operating in the 
New York City area. It was undertaken as part of 
the Council's qyerall efforts to provide information 
and assistance to women seeking legal abortions 
performed by board certified gynecologists under 
quality medical care conditionsL 

Also in the survey were the results of a 
nationwide poll, conducted recently by the 
Council on Abortion Research and Education, 
which indicated widespread public approval of 
legal abortion. 

The poll was conducted by the Council as part 
of its research and education activities and to 
further its efforts to provide information and 
assistance regarding legal abortion. According to 
Richard Roman, the poll is believed to be the first 
of its kind since the liberalization in July 1970 of 
New York State's abortion law. 


Editor-in-Chief Geoff Andenon 

Publications Editor Maiy Jane Eavenson 

Business Manager ^ EQeen Shelley 

Managing Editor ■> Bob Danner 

Associate Editor Bill Dunphy 

Features Editor Maiy Ruth Yoe 

News Editor Kevin O'Keefe 

Sports Editor Dave Griffith 

Graphic Arts Editor Ed Anson 

Circulation Manager ion Spear 

Advertising Manager Jan Finley 

Typist Jean Carter 

Editorial Board Geoff Anderson, Bob Danner 

Photography Geoff^ Anderson, Ed Anson, Bob Danner 

The ELM is published weekly through the academic year 
except during official recesses and exam periods, by the 
students of Washmgton College in the interests of students, 
faculty, and alumni. The opinions expressed by the 
editorial board of the ELM do odt necessarily represent 
those of the College. Subscription price: $5.00 per year 
bumni; SSJXt per year other than alumni. Published by 
Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland. Second class 
postage paid at Centreville, Maryland. 

cartoon by Tom Davies 

Washington Review 

A worthwhile addition 

by Mary Ruth Yoe 

"The past decade has seen 
the student newspaper, the 
ELM, move from near-tota! 
morbundity into a period of 
high distinction and from 
there into a period of 
vacillating mediocrity." 

The above verdict came 
last spring from the Cultural 
Affairs Sub-Committee of the 
Middle States Self-Study, a 
group preparing for 
Washington College's 
u p coming reaccreditation. 
The preliminary report also 
found corresponding 
conceptual changes in both 

Such conceptual changes 
led to the advent of the 
Washington College REVIEW. 
An attempt to provide a 
sounding-board for analysis 
of campus issues and critical, 
intellectual comment, the 
REVIEW is "not limited by 

the weekly schedules and 
deadlines of the ELM." 

Because of this more 
liberal framework, editor 
Danny Williams is able to 
publish articles on the basis 
of literary quality rather than 
a predetermined 
percentage-inclusion of 
sports, news and features 
articles. Questioned about the 
REVIEWS censorship policy, 
a staff member replied, "Our 
only censor is our intellect." 

Such as editorial policy 
resulted in an exhaustive 
review of JESUS CHRIST 
SUPERSTAR by Dr. Richard 
Brown, a lengthy interview 
with President Merdinger and 
shorter articles on library 
theft and faculty tenure. 

The REVIEW has been 
plagued by the misleading 
epithet of "underground 
newspaper." Although it is by 
no means an obscenity-laden 

radical propaganda sheet, it 
does lack official College 
financial support. At present, 
the Writers' Union is 
assuming 12.5% of each 
issue's cost, and a campaign 
to solicit funds from alumni, 
faculty, and students is 

Reaction to the REVIEW 
seems to justify its raison 
d'etre; faculty, administration 
and students find its 
comprehensive handling of 
certain issues a worth while 
supplement to the ELM'S 
weekly coverage. 

The only complaints 
concern the hard-to-read 
type. But the type size was 
consequently enlarged. 
Added to the substitution of 
tinted paper, the Washington 
College REVIEW is now 
physically as well as mentally 

Letters to the editor 

To the Editor: 

Ah, the spirit of free press 
combined with good old 
competition, well, this gives 
the wc campus two terribly 
good new^apers. The goals 
of each paper, interestingly 
enough, appear to be meshing 
somehow, which I do hope is 
pleasing both groups, not 
provoking nasty little 
journalistic tricks done in 
anger (jealousy). It's about 
time (sigh) that someone 
around here used a little 
ample mllitfuy sense (not 
naval though) and sounded 
the alarums when the 
opposition (can't come right 
out and call "them" the 
enemy, not yet anyway) 
showed signs of 
disorganization. Sort of like 
aimmg for Achilles' heel, 
huh? The editorials in the 
Oct. 8 issue-good. Good. 
Good. Nice and terse. I must 
say, though, that the sports 
ed. is a -bit blind to his own 
maleness, for we ALL know 
that most guys are basically 
animals, and if you had to 
live in a study lounge, with 
no place to go without cards 
and no good dope around, 
well. .you'd probably get a 
little rambunctious on the 

playing field. And there's no 
way to take out your 
hostilities in the classroom 
(they're too crowded) and 
one does NOT make noise in 
the library. 

One thing, though. You're 
very lucky that you have the 
money to keep going. If the 
REVIEW (no, I'm not a 
member of their staff) would 
get some financial help, all 
this good reading could go on 
forever. Think of the pangs of 
fear that may have already 
penetrated the hand-painted 
ties of the meek ! So don't be 
uppity, and that goes for the 
"select group" putting out 
the REVIEW. Get together 
but stay separate (I know 
that sounds dumb). You 
^ould be glad there's, some 
decent competition with you, 
after all, we all know that the 
Be glad you've got the funds, 
and if you were real sports, 
make a donation to ^e 
REVIEW! Quantity AND 
quality will strike a damm 
hard blow. At any rate, hats 
off (sort of like a cheer at the 
army-navy game, huh?) and 
keep going. 

An interested reader 

To Whom it May Concern, 

By a poor choice of 
wording in your article 
entitled "Administration 
disregarded us,' " the 
implication was made that 
Dr. Blatt accuses the present 
counselors of meeting 
unethical demands set down 
by the administration. On the 
contrary. Dr. Blatt was not 
informed of the present 
counseling procedures, and 
did, in fact, urge us to attend 
a meeting which was to take 
place the following day to 
find out just what these 
procedures were to be. 

Our demand, then, for Dr. 
Blatt's reinstatement, has 
nothing to do with the ethics 
of the present Health Center. 
We have every confidence in 
the qualifications and 
integrity of Dr. Iimian and 
Knowles. However, Dr. Blatt 
is needed to continue doing 
the same fine job he has done 
in the past. His reinstatement 
would also facilitate the 
stated goal of the 
administration to bring 
five-day counseling to 
Washington College. 


Committee for the 

Reinstatement ol^ Dr. Blatt 

Friday, October Iff, 1971 ' 

The Washington Elm 

Student teaching at Kent High School this 
year is senior Marcia Tressler. Marcia, along 
with 24 other seniors, are spending their first ■ 
semester teaching in area schools. 

Seniors take part 
in student teaching 

by Tami 

Twenty-four Washington 
College seniors began student 
teaching last week in area 
schools. The program will 
continue eight weeks. As a 
requirement of a major in 
education, student teaching 
has placed fifteen seniors in 
classrooms in Kent and 
Queen Anne's Counties. 
Presently in charge of 
fourteen-seventeen year olds 
at Kent County High School 
are: Alison Cooksey 
(French); Ramona Invidiato, 
Marcia Tressler, Sue Wilson 
(English); and David Knowles 
(History). Chest ertown 
Middle School, including 6th, 
7 th and 8 th grades, has 
welcomes Kathy Weber, Janet 
Stidman, and Marcia 
Invemizzi, to its staff of 
English teachers and Barbara 
Eisenberg in the History 
department. Both Ann Lickle 
and Judy Noon face Galena's 
Middle School students 
teaching English. Over at 
Queen Anne's Consolidated 
High School are English 
teacher Roger Stenerson and 
Math teacher Emmy Spamer. 
To round out the list of